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Transform Materials Appoints Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Parul Dubey on August 18, 2021 - in News, People

RIVIERA BEACH, Florida – Transform Materials LLC (“Transform”), a green technology company with a patented net-carbon-negative process to cost-effectively produce commercial hydrogen and acetylene, announced today that Julyne Derisse-Simmons joins its leadership team as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Derisse-Simmons will help the company achieve growth objectives and cultural transformation as the company continues its rapid growth trajectory.

“Julyne has incredible experience in expertly growing and empowering a team of passionate, talented professionals—which is key as we scale for commercial production and rapid growth,” said Stuart Jara, Chief Executive Officer, Transform Materials. “Her ability to strategize and lead our HR functions will elevate our Transform Materials team to the next level.  As a growing company we will certainly benefit from her expertise in bringing in top talent and keeping our people motivated and engaged.”

“I’m thrilled to join the Transform Materials team at such an important time as they move forward this ground-breaking technology to market,” said Derisse-Simmons. “I was drawn to Transform Materials by the entire proposition of clean hydrogen and acetylene, which are critical in today’s world, the company’s passion for innovation and leadership’s growth ambition, and commitment to talent development.  I look forward to working closely with Stuart and the leadership team to build the talent and culture to accelerate the company’s growth.”

Derisse-Simmons brings more than 20 years of experience leading HR strategy for global companies across a diverse range of industries. Before joining Transform Materials, Derisse-Simmons served as Head of Human Resources for Orexo US, where she launched a new HR function and helped manage significant growth during her tenure. She previously held HR leadership roles with Shiseido, British Airways, Verizon and Merck. Derisse-Simmons holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Montclair State University, and an M.B.A with a concentration in Human Resources from New York Institute of Technology, as well as a certification in Lean Six Sigma.

About Transform Materials LLC
Transform Materials LLC was founded in 2014 by scientist and serial entrepreneur David Soane, Ph.D. During six years of sustained R&D, the company has developed a ground-breaking technology that uses microwave-generated plasma to energize natural gas to form acetylene and hydrogen without any CO2 emissions, offering a substitute for the legacy processes in the chemical industry that generates impurities and form greenhouse gases. Complementing its contributions to chemical manufacturing, Transform’s technology also produces hydrogen and acetylene in an energy-efficient way to address an important need in the burgeoning fuel cell and chemical industry. Transform’s systems are compact and modular, thus readily scalable to match customer needs, whether for large plants or small industrial applications, integrating with existing systems and architecture to minimize adoption costs. Transform’s patented technology platform initiates a green revolution in the utilization of natural gas, converting this abundant resource into acetylene and hydrogen without requiring combustion or energy-intensive electrolysis. To learn more, visit transformmaterials.com


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