Prior to joining Heritage, Sibel was heavily involved with academia. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Chemistry from Louisiana State University. She worked as a Post Doctorate at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Sibel joined The Heritage Group in 2006 as a Research Chemist and became the Chief Scientist in 2010. She works with a large group of scientist and engineers on variety of research projects, technology evaluations and startups.
In 2015, Heritage has launched the new business, Interaktif Cevre, in Turkey. Interaktif uses the Heritage Interactive Services model to help manufacturers recycle waste materials. Sibel became the President of Heritage Turkish Holdings, an affiliate of the Heritage Group which has been managing diverse set of companies involved in environmental services & recycling, construction & materials, specialty chemicals, and energy & refining since 1930. Heritage Turkish Holdings, located in Indianapolis, Indiana has been managing Heritage’s businesses in Turkey.
Sibel recently became the Global Research and Development Director at Monument Chemical, also an affiliate of the Heritage Group with the objective of building long-term value through a growing presence in specialty chemicals.
Sibel currently serves on the board of Interaktif Cevre, the advisory board to the Dean of Science at IUPU and as the alternate-councilor for the American Chemical Society Indiana Local Section.