RENNES, FRANCE, JUNE 26TH, 2018 - DEMETA, leader in new generation catalysts for green chemistry, strengthens its management team :

        GILLES AUBAGNAC                                         Gilles AUBAGNAC is appointed Chief Financial Officer. Gilles brings 25-years experience in financial roles within high-growth private and public companies. More specifically, after 7 years as auditor at Ernst & Young (France and US), Gilles held CFO positions at Netgem (IPO in 2000), VideoFutur (IPO in 2010), Lucibel (IPO in 2014) and, more recently at Solex Group/Easybike. Gilles Aubagnac graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion of Paris.

Ralph HEDEL joins DEMETA as Chief Commercial Officer. Ralph started his carreer at Arcelor (US) as business developper in the specialty steel division. He then moved as Sales and Plant Manager at Sca packaging (now DS Smith). Within the past 12 years, Ralph was Head of Sales and Marketing EMEA at TELENE, one of the leader in poly-DCPD resins. With such a deep knowledge of this market, Raph Hedel joins DEMETA with the objective to accelerate the commercial development of the NexTene™ resins. Ralph Hedel graduated from the IPAG Paris.

SYLVAIN ALLAIN   Sylvain ALLAIN is appointed Chief Operations Officer. Graduate from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy, Sylvain Allain started to work in the automotive industry, and quickly moved to TELENE S.A.S, one of the leader in poly-DCPD resins, as Deputy Technical Director, in charge of applications development, customer technical support, pilot hall and product qualification. Within DEMETA, Sylvain Allain will oversee all activities related to toll-formulation, applications development, product development, and product qualification.


The addition of such high level and senior individuals is part of DEMETA’s strategic plan which is focused on the commercialisation of its high performance NexTene™ resins.

« I am very pleased that DEMETA is able to attract such experienced professionals. Their expertise will be extremely valuable to our team and our partners, and will contribute to accelerate our commercial development.» explains  Patrick Piot, Chief Executive Officer at DEMETA. « The addition of Ralph Hedel (Chief Commercial Officer) and Sylvain Allain (Chief Operations Officer) will be key to enter our strategic markets: RIM body panels for construction and agricultural equipments, oil & gas and high performance composite materials.»


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About DEMETA :

DEMETA S.A.S develops new generation catalysts for green chemistry. A catalyst is a patented molecular tool, used in very low amount, to simplify chemical reactions, thereby reducing processing costs and environmental footprint, and making chemical processes safer.

With its first technology platform (Olefin Metathesis), DEMETA commercializes NexTene™ resins, a new family of high performance materials, with a focus on 4 different markets: complex parts produced by RIM processing, oil & gas, composites materials and specialty adhesives.

With its second technology platform (Polymetallic Catalysis), DEMETA develops oxidative technologies for the production of precursors for polymers, flavors and fragrances, pharma intermediates or specialty esters.

DEMETA was founded in 2011 by Truffle Capital.