Pittsburgh, December 12, 2012 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed James Charron head of application development, North America, for its Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business unit. In this role, Charron will lead development activities across CAS technologies in the North America region, and coordinate regional and global application development projects.
Charron joined Bayer in 2000 as a polyether polyol process development scientist and has held several positions in business development. Most recently, he was the head of thermoplastic polyurethane resins, where he was responsible for product management, research and development, and sales and marketing.
Charron graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, and from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Plastics Engineers and Tau Beta Pi – the engineering honor society.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,800 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2011 sales of 10.8 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience's 2011 sales in North America were $2.9 billion. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC's business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
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