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Sandra Wisniewski

President, Specialty Catalysts

Sandra Wisniewski has been with Grace since May 2017 and was named President of Grace's Specialty Catalysts business in August 2023. Sandra is responsible for leading the company’s global polyolefin catalysts business and its UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology licensing franchise.

Prior to this role, Sandra led Grace’s Materials Technologies business. The Materials Technologies business produces and sells specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based products used in a broad array of consumer, pharmaceutical, chemical processes, and coatings applications. Sandra's record of generating sustainable growth is built on her diverse background including general management, sales leadership, U.S. and international marketing, operations, R&D, manufacturing, and global project management.

Prior to joining Grace, she was President and Chief Executive Officer for SunTech Medical, an international blood pressure technology company. Previously, she served as a General Manager and Vice President at Sanofi, a global healthcare technology company.

The first 25 years of her career were with Baxter International where she held several leadership positions in general management, sales, marketing, R&D, global project management, manufacturing, and operations. As Global Marketing Vice President for Intravenous Solutions, she led a successful revitalization of the company's $1 billion heritage business by implementing centralized global portfolio management.

Sandra sits on the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division Operating Committee, is a member of the Gulf Coast Petrochemical Association, and has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA in Marketing, Finance, and Business Strategy from Northwestern University.