HOUSTON, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) has awarded Randal Hill, Ph.D., Research Fellow and Formulation Development Manager at Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK), the 2017 Samuel Rosen Memorial Award. This award recognized Dr. Hill's outstanding accomplishments in the next generation of Flotek's Complex nano-Fluid® chemistries, and other high-performance products for upstream oil and gas.
The Samuel Rosen Memorial Award was established by the Surfactants and Detergents Division of AOCS to recognize industrial accomplishments in surfactant chemistry. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and an award lecture at the AOCS Annual Meeting, taking place on May 2 in Orlando, FL.
"Dr. Hill has made many noteworthy contributions to our research and innovation efforts at Flotek, including the development of more than 40 approved and pending patents related to our oilfield chemistry products," said James Silas, Flotek's Vice President of Research and Innovation. "We're so proud of his accomplishments and look forward to his continued contributions to the field of surfactant chemistry."
Dr. Hill joined Flotek in 2011. In 2015, he became the company's inaugural Research Fellow of the company's Fellows Program, bringing more than three decades of deep knowledge of surfactant chemistry to the advancement of oilfield chemistry.
The Samuel Rosen Memorial Award is sponsored by Milton J. Rosen, and was created in honor of Samuel Rosen, who worked for more than 40 years as an industrial chemist. Dr. Hill is Flotek's second recipient of the prestigious award, preceded by Charles Hammond, Ph. D, in 2015.
About Flotek Industries, Inc.
Flotek develops and delivers prescriptive chemistry-based technology, including specialty chemicals, to clients in the energy, consumer industrials and food & beverage industries. Flotek's inspired chemists draw from the power of bio-derived solvents to deliver solutions that enhance energy production, cleaning products, foods & beverages and fragrances. In the oil and gas sector, Flotek serves major and independent energy producers and oilfield service companies, both domestic and international. Flotek Industries, Inc. is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FTK." For additional information, please visit Flotek's web site at www.flotekind.com.
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