Joe Fox

Director, Emerging & External Technologies

Ashland Performance Materials

Joe Fox is the Director of Emerging & External Technologies for Ashland, a global diversified specialty chemical company. He is a key member of the Global Business Development group that supports Ashland’s Composites business unit, a leading supplier of thermosetting resins for polymer composite applications.

Joe is responsible for identifying significant growth opportunities for Ashland’s composite resins’ business by finding new applications for composites and by developing partnerships throughout the value chain. He is the focal point for Composites’ open innovation initiatives and for identifying technology at other companies, universities and federal laboratories that can impact Ashland.

Joe serves on the board of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), Polymer Ohio, and the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center. He also serves as director of the Miracle League of Central Ohio, a baseball league for special needs children.