•  Chemist with doctorate degree and 28 plus years experience in the lubricant industry

  • 10+ years people management experience with local and global teams, situational leadership style

  • Innovation driven managing internal research portfolio and external as principal investigator of DOE and University projects on synthetic base fluids

  • Strategy implementer for Open Innovation on technology development and Alliances for business collaboration
Building strong network among research, suppliers, formulators, service provider and users for lubrication and tribology




  • Recognized (STLE fellow) contributor to the tribology community worldwide through presentations at conferences, journal articles, book chapters and society's board membership
  • Leadership of commercialization projects, technology roadmap for next generation siloxane based lubricating fluids with external and internal stakeholder buy-in
  • Successful relocation of lubricant laboratories from Munich to Wiesbaden with continuing growth of Molykote(R) business
  • Established lubricants testing capability in Michigan with growth of direct business


Industry Associations & Societies


  • Board member of GfT (German Tribological Society)
  • Board member of ELGI (European Lubricanting and Grease Institute)
fellow of STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers)




  • 30+ presentations at various conferences
  • 8 patent applications
10+ articles
  • 2 book chapters


Training background


  • Stratigic Leadership Development Program at Dow Corning
  • Six Sigma Green Belt at Dow Corning
Finance course at Ashridge
  • Marketing Planning course at CIM
  • Strategic Development of Technology course at University of Michigan