Monolith Materials Names Cornille as Chief Commercial & Supply Chain Officer

September 17, 2019

Monolith Materials, Inc., a next-generation manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, today named Chris Cornille as its Chief Commercial & Supply Chain Officer. Cornille brings more than 33 years of experience from the specialty chemicals industry, most recently serving as the senior vice president, supply chain services for SI Group.

“Chris’s unparalleled experience building customer-centric supply networks speaks for itself,” said Rob Hanson, CEO for Monolith. “I can’t think of anyone more qualified to bring Monolith’s innovations in carbon black to the various customers and markets we plan to serve.”

Cornille held various leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management at Cabot Corporation, the world’s leading carbon black producer. Most recently, he was a senior executive in supply chain and new business development at SI Group, a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins and other products serving customers in over 90 countries.

Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Monolith is bringing manufacturing back to America with innovative carbon black technology that uses natural gas as a feedstock instead of oil, making the process more efficient and significantly more environmentally-friendly than alternative methods of production. Carbon black is a safe, common material found in thousands of products Americans use every day, including tires, rubber and plastics, printing inks, and batteries. A co-product of its innovative manufacturing technology is hydrogen, a fuel that produces zero greenhouse gas emissions when burned.

According to Cornille, “Having served as an advisor for the last six years, I know firsthand that Monolith is a dynamic company with innovations that will change the way the world sees carbon black. I’m thrilled to take an active, day-to-day role in helping to shape Monolith’s future while introducing a new and innovative approach to creating carbon black to the market.”

Cornille received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Benedictine University in 1986.

About Monolith Materials

Monolith Materials is a next-generation chemical company that uses a proprietary process to convert natural gas to carbon black in an environmentally advantaged manner. Monolith’s process also produces hydrogen tail-gas, a valuable co-product that can be sold into the power generation or industrial gas markets. Monolith is backed by Azimuth Capital Management, Cornell Capital LLC, and Warburg Pincus.

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