Our Visionaries

What makes us market leaders

We bring the right people together to make extraordinary things happen in the markets we serve. We’re scientists, strategists, business leaders and lateral thinkers. Our expertise is in oxidation catalysis but our entrepreneurial spirit drives our success.

It is this coming together of highly technical, commercial and operational minds that makes us unique. We don’t just have an R&D vision, we see it through from the lab to industry and every important stage in-between and beyond.

Our people are passionate about pioneering positive change in industry and united in their goal to harness the full potential of catalysis to make positive change possible, in as many markets as possible.

  • Ronald Hage


    Expert in oxidation catalysis

    A hugely respected researcher in his field, Ronald’s deep understanding of catalytic behavior is building a pipeline of present day and future potential for our exclusive technology platforms.

    Ronald is a world leading expert in oxidation catalysis.

    Leading academic

    With a PhD in inorganic chemistry and an extensive career in research and development, he has achieved international industry acclaim for developing breakthrough bleaching technologies based on manganese and iron oxidation catalysis. Initially working with Unilever to identify opportunities in detergent applications, he is now exploring the full scientific and commercial potential of a suite of highly stable, highly active catalysts, exclusive to Catexel.

    Industry speaker

    In his capacity as Chief Technology Officer at Catexel, Ronald is regularly invited to speak at global conferences and events and maintains close links with the University of Groningen, as well as various other centres of scientific excellence – supporting through guest lecturer appearances and mentoring PhD students.

    Serial patent generator

    Externally Ronald sits on the editorial advisory board of a number of academic journals and has contributed to 105 peer reviewed articles during his two decades of research and development success, during which he has published 88 patents to-date.

    Along with Paul Smith and Glenn Fletcher, Ronald led the successful exit of Rahu Catalytics to OM Group Inc. in 2011.