January 14, 2016 – Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Siluria Technologies to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Ed Dineen has announced he is stepping down from the CEO role. Erik Scher, currently executive vice president and company co-founder, is serving as interim CEO.
Siluria Technologies is a San Francisco-based company which has developed methods for converting natural gas into products such as ethylene, gasoline and diesel fuel using chemical catalysts instead of heat and pressure.
Heidrick & Struggles’ technology practice serves a number of prominent technology companies, as well as those at the forefront of cutting edge technologies. The firm’s practice focuses on searches for professionals in big data & analytics, cloud, mobility, cyber security, digital marketing, hardware systems & semiconductor, and software & Internet.
The practice is led by managing partner Michael Cullen. He focuses on recruiting board directors, CEOs, officer and vice president-level candidates for private, venture-backed and publicly traded companies in the technology sector across multiple verticals, including enterprise software, web services, semiconductor, security, storage, wireless, telecommunications, and database technologies.
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Heidrick has recently filled a number of CEO roles for various companies. The firm recruited Edward D. Breen as chairman and CEO chemical maker DuPont as well as Bradley C. Jones as president and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), a corporation responsible for operating New York state’s bulk electricity grid. Southwest Gas Corporation also recently tapped Heidrick to lead its search for the new president and CEO of its construction services subsidiary Centuri Construction Group, Inc.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media