Solecta Hires Dr. Melinda Burn as Vice President, Strategic Marketing

Solecta, a global leader in process membrane technology and solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Melinda Burn to its team as Vice President, Strategic Marketing. In this role, Melinda will lead the development and implementation of the long-term growth strategy for Solecta into new markets, applications and geographies. Melinda will collaborate with clients, partners, and Solecta’s commercial, technical and engineering teams to reinforce and expand Solecta’s market leadership. Melinda Headshot

“With Melinda’s extensive background in marketing, business and strategic innovation, we are confident that her strong leadership skills and ability to connect people and ideas at customer sites will be a strong asset to the team, allowing Solecta to further build upon our customer-centric model, focusing on their bottom line results as an entrepreneurial partner,” says Jim Ford, Chief Commercial Officer of Solecta.

Melinda comes to Solecta from Solenis LLC, where she was Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing and Innovation for the Industrial Water Technologies business. Melinda has extensive experience in the specialty chemical industry across multiple end-use markets in research, manufacturing, product management, sales, marketing and business leadership roles. She has worked for a number of the leading chemical companies, including DuPont, Invista, Hercules, Ashland and most recently, Solenis, both domestically and internationally.

Melinda received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and has completed Executive Business and Marketing programs at the Wharton Business School, Avery Institute of Executive Education and the SMEAL College of Business, Penn State University.

About Solecta

Solecta plays a globally impactful role in the development of novel and critical separation technologies for high-value process feed streams that directly support the improvement of people’s lives. Whether it be advancements in the production of nutritionally sound food, materials for everyday life, or mitigation of environmental footprint, our team is driven to provide thoughtful and meaningful leadership in advanced separations. With a deep focus on understanding our clients’ industries and applications, Solecta strives to deliver superior value and agility to navigate today’s complex business environment. Solecta maintains manufacturing facilities, an R&D center in Oceanside, CA. and commercial offices in Minneapolis, Boston and Chicago. Solecta is a wholly owned subsidiary of True North Venture Partners (

About True North

True North develops and scales innovative technologies and businesses that have the potential to reshape core industries and help the world transition to a clean and sustainable future. (


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