Flotek Industries Hires Chemical R&D Director

Flotek Industries is opening a new CESI Chemical Research and Development facility in The Woodlands, Texas. CESI Chemical, a Flotek company, develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemicals used in oil and gas well cementing, stimulation, acidizing, drilling, and production treatment.

CESI recruited Dr. Phillip B. Kaufman to serve as Vice President of Research and Development, to expand the specialty chemical R & D team, and oversee the activities of the new state of the art lab to be completed this month. Dr. Kaufman, formerly of BJ Services, has over 15 years of research, patent development, and publication experience. In addition to working for the Department of Energy, Carbo Ceramics Inc. and BJ Services, Dr. Kaufman is a project leader for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Todd Sanner, President of CESI Chemical, commented, "We are excited to have Phillip join our team. His vision and leadership skills enhance our ability to provide our customers with innovative solutions and products."