As Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Information Officer of Critica Infrastructure, Vikki Dunn has supported the transformation of the company since 2016. Vikki has more than 30 years of experience executing growth strategies in energy, industrial markets, computing, and telecommunications. She drives growth through understanding market needs, commercializing differentiated value propositions, and delivering stakeholder engagement and communications plans that build brands and enhance reputation. Prior to joining the executive team at Critica Infrastructure, Vikki held the positions of CMO for the GE Oil and Gas upstream equipment business and Global Marketing Director for Shell Global Solutions. Vikki completed the Executive Leadership Program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Joe Royer is Vice President, R&D and Product Development. Prior to this role, he was the Development Manager for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions with responsibility for all technical aspects of the operations, including R&D, QC Testing, Engineering, Product Application and Partner Training. Previously, he was Director of Innovation for the Performance Products Division at Milliken & Company responsible for innovation and growth initiatives across multiple business units including Building & Infrastructure, Tire & Mechanical Rubber Goods, and Protective Materials for Military Applications.
He has trained a variety of contractors across the globe in spray applied linings and has supervised numerous geopolymer installations in the North America, South America, Hong Kong and Eastern Europe.
Joe holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (’95) and a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (’00). Joe has written numerous papers and presented design details for structural pipe rehabilitation systems using geopolymer mortars.
Denise Halaska, whose career spans more than 20 years in various Human Resources (HR) roles, is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Critica Infrastructure. Previously, Denise was Vice President of HR at LivaNova for six years and Director of HR with Pacific Drilling Services. Previously, she spent 13 years at Air Liquide USA, where she held roles including Recruiting Manager, HR Business Partner, Director of HR Shared Services, and Director of HR Process Excellence.
Denise received her B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and her MBA with an emphasis in Organization Development from University of Houston Clear Lake. She is certified as a Senior Professional in HR and is a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional.