Taso Melisaris, Ph.D.
Taso has over 20 years experience in marketing and new product development in the fields of Oil & Gas, Aerospace Materials and 3-D printing. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry of Advanced Materials and a MBA in International Business, and holds Five US patents and over 25 scientific publications in journals of advanced materials.
At FMSA, Taso is the Product Director for Resin Coated Proppants and frac sand products. He leads the creation and execution of product-, marketing- and business-plans. He is actively involved in new product field trials, product launch and commercialization. He works closely with strategic customers to identify unmet material needs, and utilizes customer feedback to develop new product concepts and subsequently works with the R&D and Manufacturing departments to develop new product offerings. He leads the inter-departmental Stage Gate® New Product Development Process.
Taso often travels to various Oil & Gas basins and delivers technical sales presentations at customer sites (Lunch & Learn sessions, etc) with primary objective to provide technical data and support so that customer engineers can make the right proppant selection aimed at enhancing their well production performance.