- Technical Manager Automotive Electrocoat Europe
2008 - maintenant
-Management of a multi functional team of 40 people with 5 direct reports.
-Development of new products (resins and paints formulations).
-Support to customer’s operations for German, UK, Russian, French worldwide and Asian car manufacturers in Europe. Approvals of new products, problem solving, tank monitoring.
-Participation to the product management strategy.
-Technical presentations to customers.
-Definition and management of the laboratory profit plan.
-Lead the EH&S
-Work in tight collaboration with the customer teams, the research center, the global automotive laboratories, the manufacturing plants, the support services.
- Automotive Electrocoat Regional Laboratory Manager
2006 - 2008
-Management of a team of 10 people with 3 direct reports.
-Support to customer’s operations for UK, Russian, Asian and French car manufacturers in Europe.
-Approval of new products, problem solving, tank monitoring
- Automotive Electrocoat Problem Solving Specialist Europe
2003 - 2006
Coordination of activities between the customers, the customer teams, the paint & analytical laboratories to achieve fast and efficient problem solving.
Presentation of the problem solving activities to the customers
- Automotive Electrocoat Paint Development Team Leader
2001 - 2003
-Management of 5 people
-Development, formulation or modification of new products for European customers.
-Management of the daily laboratory activities.
- Automotive Electrocoat Resin Chemist
1995 - 2001
-Development, formulation or modification of new resins for European customers.
-Technology transfers from the research center in the USA, process adaptations for European installations.
-Development of an intranet site to share in-process records between the different manufacturing plants which allowed statistical analysis
- Chemist in the development lab for structural resins
1994 - 1995
-Formulation of a range of unsaturated polyester resins with low styrene emissions.
-Physical and chemical characterizations of resins