30 years at Henkel Adhesives (a $10 billion division of Henkel based in Dusseldorf, Germany)
Experience: R&D and R&D management for wide variety of adhesives and applications from jet engines to hair spray, polyimides to starch.
Over 50 granted US patents.
Contributor to several books with recent chapters on hot melt adhesives (2002) and pressure sensitive adhesives (2010 and 2012).
Currently responsible for technology assessments for all M&A and New Business Development initiatives which includes our Corporate Venture Capital Fund, while also supporting Open Innovation and our CVC Fund in North America.
Board Observer for 2 recent Henkel start-up investments: Dropwise Technologies and nbd Nano.