John R. Haag named president, CEO of Neutrex

March 27, 2024
He takes over the company founded by his father, which makes Purgex purging compounds.
John R. Haag
John R. Haag

Neutrex Inc., the manufacturer of Purgex purging compounds, has appointed John R. Haag as its new president and CEO.  

Haag played an integral role in the founding of Neutrex in 1992 and has served as general counsel and as a primary adviser on technical, business and legal matters. He has an extensive background in technology, industry, business management and law, as well as chemicals, water treatment, nuclear power and manufacturing.  

He was a partner at the international law firm now known as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, often representing manufacturers in product performance and intellectual property disputes. He also co-founded and managed two other law firms.  

Neutrex, owned by the Haag family, is based in Houston and manufactures 14 grades of Purgex sold in more than 40 countries.  

Haag’s father, Arthur P. Haag, invented Purgex and operated Neutrex for more than 30 years. He will be posthumously inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame in May.