May 12, 2016 - Dorf Ketal is embarking on their 25th year of innovation May 12, 2016. Recent proprietary technologies; TANSCIENT™, MAXSCAV™, ACtify™, ACtivate™ and COMPASS™ add to a growing list of new advanced Dorf Ketal process chemistries to solve customer problems in mission critical applications. Dorf Ketal will celebrate their Silver Jubilee year with a series of communications to quantify the impact of these and other innovations in fouling control, corrosion management and desalting on the profitability and reliability of their customers’ operations.
“Dorf Ketal’s vision from the beginning was to excel through innovation in the global upstream and downstream oil and gas and petrochemical markets,” commented Mr. Subodh Menon, Founder and Director – Operations and Business Development, Dorf Ketal. “Dedicated preeminent employees working in a customer centric organization practicing world class processes has delivered a CAGR exceeding 20%. Cornerstones to our global growth has been continued development of intellectual property, geographic expansion into key markets and strategic acquisitions beginning with the acquisition of UOP refining chemical products in 2001 and followed by niche acquisitions to augment our portfolio and expand our channels to market.”“Refineries and petrochemical plants worldwide rely on Dorf Ketal to solve their most complex problems and improve the profitability and reliability of their most critical processes,” stated Mr. Sudhir Menon, Chairman and Managing Director Dorf Ketal. “Dorf Ketal initially focused on state owned oil companies in India. We built on the success of those first five years and invested in a state of the art R&D Center and manufacturing operation. We take great pride in now serving many of the largest refineries throughout the world and pledge to continue to deliver new chemistries to establish higher performance benchmarks and produce significant incremental and documentable savings for our customers.”
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April 20, 2016 - Dorf Ketal announces the appointment of Ms. Aileen Valera to the position of Senior Technical Services Manager, Heavy Fuel Oil & Branded Fuel Business. Ms. Valera brings over 16 years of technical and marketing experience in the petroleum industry at Chevron, Petron and Afton Chemical including participation in the development of oil product national standards and regulations. Most recently, her responsibilities at Afton Chemical included provision of technical service to refineries and marketing divisions of oil companies in the Asia Pacific region.
“Aileen’s experience working for major oil companies and suppliers to major oil companies will greatly benefit Dorf Ketal customers,” stated Dr. Miltos Papachristos, CEO and President Dorf Ketal Global Fuels Additives business. “Her knowledge of product formulation development, product approvals, and positioning of branded fuels, lubricants, bitumen and specialties provides a strong foundation for growing our business through excellent customer service.”
"Global Fuels Additives is a strategic growth market for Dorf Ketal and power generation, marine and branded fuels are new market segments for us," commented Mr. Sudhir Menon, Chairman and Managing Director of Dorf Ketal. "These markets are characterized by technical innovation, customer technical service and the industry knowledge to quantify the value for the customer. We are making excellent progress in strengthening our position in these markets."
March 31, 2016 - Dorf Ketal Chemicals has targeted global fuels additives for growth. Miltos Papachristos, CEO and President Global Fuels Additives is reshaping and executing Dorf Ketal’s global fuels additives strategy.
“Global Fuels Additives is a strategic growth market for Dorf Ketal,” commented Mr. Sudhir Menon, Chairman and Managing Director of Dorf Ketal. “Technical innovation, customer technical service and intimate industry knowledge to quantify value for our customer is how Dorf Ketal competes. We are making excellent progress in strengthening these attributes in our global fuels additives business.”
“Leveraging Dorf Ketal’s innovation competency is key to our Global Fuels Additives growth strategy,” stated Dr. Miltos Papachristos. “Fuel refiners and marketers face rapidly changing environmental and regulatory issues. Dorf Ketal has the innovation track record to solve these challenges.”