From the leadership ranks of its industrial solutions and beauty and personal care businesses
Hallstar, a global specialty chemical company, recently announced the addition of Damian Marshall and Varun Mathur to its officer team.
Marshall and Mathur have 25 years of Hallstar experience between them, and have both served in General Manager roles since 2016.
Their promotions to vice president were made official by a vote of Hallstar’s directors at a January 2018 board meeting.
CEO John Paro expressed strong confidence in Hallstar’s newest vice presidents. “As general managers of our two primary business segments, Damian and Varun have already proven their leadership abilities, depth of knowledge and commitment to the success of their teams.”
Paro added, “Of equal importance, they positively impact our organisational culture by consistently demonstrating Hallstar’s core values — Passionate About People, Ethical, Results-Driven and Continuously Learning.
The entire board of directors supports this recognition of their contributions, and anticipates extensive future achievements. This is the right time in Hallstar’s history and growth trajectory for them to assume officer responsibilities.”
Damian Marshall began as a Product Manager at Hallstar in 1997, and after years of increased responsibilities in product marketing and business development, was named General Manager of Industrial Solutions in the fall of 2016.
In this role, he is responsible for the P&L, product development and strategic direction of Hallstar’s specialty ester modifiers business.
Marshall has a BS, Mechanical Engineering from University of Notre Dame, an MS, Environmental Engineering from Northwestern, and an MBA from University of Chicago. He lives with his family in Western Springs, Illinois.
Varun Mathur joined Hallstar in 2013 as Director of Business Development, with a special focus on the commercial launch of the company’s groundbreaking Micah photoprotection technology, and was named General Manager of Hallstar’s Beauty & Personal Care business in 2016.
He currently manages the P&L, product development and strategic direction of Hallstar’s rapidly growing division of sun care, skin care, hair care, toiletries and cosmetics products and formulation expertise.
Mathur has a BS, Chemical Engineering from University of Washington, an MS, Applied Statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He and his wife live in Chicago, Illinois. Marshall and Mathur assumed their Hallstar officer duties on January 19, 2018.