I’ve known Mike since we studied for our PhDs together. He’s a great polymer scientist, and has held a number of senior roles in major players in the chemical industry.
We had the opportunity to work together again when Mike joined AkzoNobel: he was in charge of Corporate Technology and I was handling Research for Performance Coatings. Mike energised the cross-business Resin Expert Group, transforming it from a talking shop into a group working collaboratively on a small number of projects of maximum relevance to the business. He also ensured the Corporate Research function was responsive and engaged in solving business problems.
More recently, Mike and I have crossed paths again outside of AkzoNobel, looking at the advanced materials sector. Mike always has useful insights, methods for structured problem solving, and a wide range of industrial contacts to help bring relevant expertise to the table.
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