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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 Chair of the Board of Bath & Body Works, and served as the Interim CEO of Bath & Body Works while the company searched for a permanent replacement in 2022.

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

Senior Vice President
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

Senior Vice President, Sales

Joe Borak is a highly productive executive who sets the sales strategy for all three business units within Novagard. He partners with Marketing and Operations to develop innovative products to meet evolving customer needs. An inspiring leader, Joe empowers his team to take a customer-centric approach while growing their core business and gaining entry into new markets. By building and coaching high-performance teams, Joe delivers results that consistently exceed expectations.

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.

Michael “MK” Kister

Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

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 lives in Cleveland with his wife and two adorable cats.

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