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 Rochal Leadership

Ann Beal Salamone Ann Beal Salamone


Ann Beal Salamone, President, has led six science-based companies from concept to commercial financial success. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and one of the principal inventors of Rochal Industries wound care products. During her career, she has created polymer chemistry-based products within the flexible circuit, integrated chip, personal care, and healthcare industries. Mrs. Salamone is a past Chairman of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry (8,000 member organization) and currently serves on the board of BioMed SA. She is a recipient of the Crystal Slipper Award "Executive Woman of the Year."

Dr. Joseph C. Salamone Dr. Joseph C. Salamone


Dr. Joseph C. Salamone, Chief Science Officer, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a former Vice President of Research at Bausch & Lomb. Dr. Salamone holds more than 200 US patents or patent applications in eye care and wound care. He is an expert on creating polymeric materials to solve real-world problems in healthcare and in industrial fields. Dr. Salamone has been recognized by the American Chemical Society Award in Industrial Chemistry and the prestigious Clemson Award in Applied Biomaterials from the Society For Biomaterials.

Ronald (Ron) T. Nixon Ronald (Ron) T. Nixon


Ronald (Ron) T. Nixon, Chairman of the Board, is the founding principal of The Catalyst Group, a Private Equity firm based in Houston, TX. Catalyst has managed 8 investment partnerships since 1990 and has led over 100 investment transactions, including an early investment in the leading US home health company LHC Group (Nasdaq:LHCG).  Mr. Nixon continues to serve on the LHC Board of Directors.  Prior to creating The Catalyst Group, Mr. Nixon operated companies in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.