Dr. Henry Sullivan began working for North American Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCBB: NATK), the parent company of TieTek LLC, in 1996, and served in a variety of roles before his departure in July 2007. He was President and Chairman from January 1999 until February 2004. Dr. Sullivan was the principal architect of a composite railroad crosstie made from recycled composite materials, which was sold under the TieTek brand.
Prior to joining NATK/TieTek, Dr. Sullivan was employed by Huntsman Chemical Corporation and Shell Oil Company, where he spent twenty-six years in various senior management and technical roles.
Dr. Sullivan combines extensive experience as a senior executive for multinational, multi-billion dollar corporations, with a proven track record in the start-up, acquisition and development of manufacturing and marketing companies, many of them early-stage technology companies.
In 1965, Dr. Sullivan joined Shell Oil Company, designing refineries and petrochemical plants at Shell’s New York headquarters office. He was later given a number of field positions with various Shell plants, and in 1978, became the Business Center Manager for Hydrocarbon Utilization for all six major refinery complexes in the United States, where he was responsible for directing all hydrocarbon movement and processing in and out of the refineries, a multi-billion dollar operation. In 1982 he became responsible for all of Shell’s Polymers, Plastics and Specialty Chemicals in the U.S. In this role, Dr. Sullivan was also responsible for identifying and commercializing new chemical technologies for Shell, and later ran Shell’s venture capital operation, Shell Polymers & Catalysts Enterprises, with 14 different entities.
In 1988, Dr. Sullivan joined Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation as President, and in 1989 became Vice Chairman of Huntsman Chemical Corporation, the parent company and the nation’s largest private chemical company.
Dr. Sullivan has served as Chairman and Director of a number of companies and organizations in manufacturing and polymer technology, including Huntsman Chemical and the Executive Committee of the Society of the Plastics Industry. He currently serves as a Director of Sarkeys Energy Center at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Sullivan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union and completed Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from New York University in 1965.