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Chad Steigers

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chad is an innovative business strategist. By bringing together new web technologies, advanced business models, and elegant business process frameworks, Chad creates highly successful and profitable businesses focused on the materials industry.

Chad's involvement in the industry began when he joined an Eastman Chemical subsidiary as a field sales representative. He later transitioned to the distribution industry by joining Univar and over the following decade progressed through a variety of field and corporate leadership roles. In 1999, Chad founded ChemPoint.com, where he served as the managing director for 10 years before co-founding Xenon Arc in 2010.

Chad met his wife of more than 30 years at Washington State University, where he also received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. When not disrupting industry business processes, Chad spends his time with his family enjoying Washington’s great outdoors – gardening, fishing, golfing, and skiing.

 

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Adeline Honnas

Chief Operating Officer

Adeline offers a unique blend of big-picture thinking and focused energy on strategic and tactical initiatives. Using agile methods and continuous improvement, she is an architect of global business solutions.

Prior to co-founding Xenon Arc, Adeline held leadership positions within marquee companies such as ChemPoint, Lante, Starbucks, and Univar. Her diverse experiences in supply chain operations, information technologies, marketing and consulting have provided her with both visionary perspective and real-world know-how.

Adeline comes from the wide open spaces of Arizona where she received a B.S. in Business Administration with an Information Systems emphasis from Northern Arizona University. She still loves the outdoors and travels when she can, spending time with family and friends .

 

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Edward Lux

Chief Technology Officer

Born in Germany and raised in Taiwan, Edward brings a global perspective to "thinking outside the box." Driving thought to action by blending structured processes with forward thinking ideas, Edward is an innovative leader who delivers cutting edge business tools.

Edward has a proven record of creating value across a spectrum of environments, from family owned businesses to Fortune 500 giants. Preceding his role at Xenon Arc, Edward most recently served as Vice President of Technology at ChemPoint, leveraging earlier field and corporate leadership roles at Vopak and OxyChem.

Edward has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a lifelong passion for learning. He also loves the outdoors, sharing his enthusiasm with his wife, two daughters, and the many children he teaches as a part-time ski instructor.

 

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Paul Warburg

Chief Financial Officer

In addition to a comprehensive set of financial skills, Paul possesses significant experience with strategy development, supply chain management, and general administration for consumer products companies. He believes in innovation and knows how to support entrepreneurial creativity with solid financial strategies.

Before coming to Xenon Arc, Paul held leadership roles on the finance side of several businesses, including President and CFO of Contour, Inc., a leading designer and marketer of hands-free action cameras. He also served as VP of Finance at both Jarden Corporation, an $8 billion publicly-traded consumer products company, and Central Garden & Pet, a $1.7 billion business.

After many formative years living and studying abroad – The Philippines, France, Scotland, Switzerland – Paul returned to the US where he earned his BA in International Relations and MBA in Finance from Boston University. He is also an accomplished endurance athlete, golfer and skier.

 

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Jeff Peters

Vice President Client Solutions

Jeff melds market insight, technological savvy and business acumen with a collaborative approach to client needs, allowing him to shape unique solutions that deliver long term value. Jeff uses sound marketing principles supported by proven business processes and innovative technologies to create sustainable differentiation in the B2B marketplace.

In more than 20 years at Univar, Jeff rose through various sales, marketing and leadership positions at the local and corporate levels. He then moved to ChemPoint, where he served as Vice President of Business Development before joining Xenon Arc. He has been a voice of innovation and progress throughout his career in the chemical industry.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Arizona State University. He passed on his interest in life sciences to his two children, both of whom are pursuing STEM degrees. When he can carve out the time, Jeff enjoys fishing and gardening.