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Perspectives of Careers in the Chemical Industry
April 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
From chemical manufacturing to components to final products, there are many paths to careers involving green chemistry— you just have to know where to look for them. In this webinar, three professionals working in the chemical industry discuss how they got to where they are, what their companies are interested in and how it connects with green chemistry, and what they would recommend to early-career scientists looking to pursue careers in the field.
1. Linda B. Sedlewicz, President/CEO–schülke inc.
As President/CEO for schülke inc., she is responsible for the introduction and promotion of the schülke preservative product lines across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. A graduate of Rutgers University, Linda began her career in the cosmetics industry over thirty years ago, leading to a range of professional opportunities in cosmetics. With her technical and leadership skills, Linda is recognized as one of the industry experts in the area of preservation of personal care products.
2. Christoph Krumm, Co-founder and CEO-Sironix Renewables
From his PhD background in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota, he pursued entrepreneurial coursework, accelerator programs, and grant applications to receive over $3M in funding and partnerships to start Sironix Renewables. Sironix Renewables develops bio-renewable chemicals for consumer products. As a recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 35Under35 award for innovation, he has grown Sironix Renewables to be an innovator in the renewable chemicals world.
3. Maureen Kavanagh, Senior Technical Manager-3M
Maureen is a strong operations leader known for her passion of people and sustainability. Maureen is a Senior Technical Manager currently working for 3M’s Industrial Mineral Products Division. She has 13 years of experience as a scientist with 28 issued patents. Maureen holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and a master’s degree in management from the College of St. Scholastica