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Experienced Leadership

Working side by side with her executive team, Sarah continues to build on our strength in product innovation while identifying new markets and strategies that position the company for long term success.

When Sarah took over as the Chair and CEO in 2018, Novagard was a regional manufacturer of industrial grade silicones that were mainly sold to the construction industry. Novagard also manufactured silicone greases and foam used primarily in the automotive market.

But the markets were changing and she saw the broader role silicones could play in the manufacturing process. As the world became increasingly focused on the electrification of everything, more and more companies were looking for world class protection of their critical components. Silicones, with their superior stability, durability, and flexibility across broad temperature ranges, provide excellent insulation, vibration damping, and barrier protection against weather and other intrusions in electronics applications.

Sarah made the strategic decision to shift from an industrial to an electronics grade manufacturer of silicones. She began a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment plan in Novagard’s people, plant, and processes.

She continues to set the strategic direction and is committed to working with business leaders and supply chain partners to deliver innovative solutions.

Sarah is active on a number of public, private, and non-profit boards. She is currently the Executive Chair of Bath & Body Works, and is the Interim CEO of Bath & Body Works while the company undergoes a national search for a permanent CEO.

She spent almost 30 years at J.P Morgan, helping to transform it from a commercial to an investment bank. She retired in 2005 as Vice Chairman of Global Investment Banking.

Ron Moeller

Chief Financial Officer

Provides treasury, financial operations, and strategic financial leadership. Demonstrated leadership in directing the accounting/finance departments to excellence. Delivered notable operational improvements, productivity increases, and cost-saving results to organizations. Supported success by promoting engagement and collaborations with partners. Responsive to changing business objectives with energy and innovation.

Joe Borak

Vice President, Building Systems, Foam Seal, Hybrids, Leisure-Pool & Spa

Joe is a highly productive executive who provides inspiring leadership across sales, marketing, and operations. Joe leads several business units for Novagard, including Building Systems (OEM and Installation), Leisure, Industrial Hybrids, and PVC Foam. Joe empowers his team, creating a customer-centric work culture which delivers highly successful customer collaboration, entry into new markets, and the development and launching of new products. By building and leading high performance teams, Joe delivers results that consistently exceed expectations.

Jason Clark

Vice President, Electronics, EV, and Silicone Solutions

Jason is an experienced executive, serving as a global general manager and strategic marketing leader who has built new programs from concept to multi-million dollar success, delivered double-digit business unit growth, and optimized constrained assets. Cross-functional team leader with 22 years of experience leading projects, driving change, and exceeding performance targets.

Barry Goldslager, PhD

Vice President, Research and Development

A hands-on chemist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Goldslager advances our product line expansion as the head of R&D. He has led the development of many proprietary adhesion promoters as well as the development of our UV-cured line of silicones. A man of many talents, he can be found as much in the lab as on the manufacturing floor. Barry holds a B.S. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Beth Greenwood

Vice President, Operations

Beth is an experienced team leader committed to building organizational value through operational excellence with a customer-centric approach. She works with our executive and operational leadership teams to define the strategy that supports excellence in safety, manufacturing processes, quality, and service outcomes. Beth earned her B.A. from Kenyon College, her M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and has completed certificate programs in operations management, project management, leadership development, UX design, and customer experience. Beth also serves as an elected council person for the Village of Hiram, OH,  where she lives with her husband, two sons, and dog named Larry.

Wanda Mroczek

Vice President, Quality

Wanda is an improvement-driven leader with over 20 years of management experience with the emphasis on quality control and compliance strategies. A certified Six Sigma Green Belt (PFMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Process Improvement), Wanda earned her M.B.A. from AGH University of Science and Technology (former University of Mining and Metallurgy) and a B.A. in Operations Management and Business Statistics from Cleveland State University. She has successfully developed a robust Quality department at Novagard and leads the organization through customer audits and the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certification process.

Greg Lyons

Vice President, Human Resources

Key contributing member of business leadership teams aligning HR strategies and initiatives with financial, operational, and organizational objectives. Demonstrated experience in strategic business partnering, talent & performance management, employee relations, succession planning, coaching, competency modeling, organizational development & effectiveness, employee engagement, compensation & benefits, staffing & recruitment, training & development, employment law, and compliance.

Michael “MK” Kister

Vice President, Marketing and Product Development

MK is a creative, hands-on executive with over 20 years of experience establishing and leading brands as the basis for building successful businesses, both for start-up companies and established midsize companies. Recently named Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who to Watch” in Technology, MK received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He serves on the marketing advisory board for BGSU, and lives in Cleveland with his wife and cats.

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