CINCINNATI, OH (May 14, 2014) – Michelman is pleased to announce that Dr. Rick Michelman, the company’s Chief Technology Officer has been elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors at the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). The IRI “is an authoritative source of R&D innovation leadership solutions for its member companies since 1938”, whose mission is “to enhance the effectiveness of technological innovation by networking the world's best practitioners and thought leaders to seek, share, learn and create.”
“I am honored to accept this position on the board at the IRI. I believe it speaks to our own passion for innovation and customer service.” commented Dr. Michelman. “The collaborative approach the Institute takes to R&D is consistent with the approach we take here at Michelman. I look forward to working with and learning from the rest of the Board, as well as IRI membership.”
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.
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