CINCINNATI, OHIO, February 14, 2006—Two new chemists join Michelman as the company focuses on research and development in preparing to expand its product offerings. Talia Collins has assumed the position of Senior Research Chemist responsible for New Business Development and Michelle Nilsen has assumed the position of Senior Research Chemist responsible for Commercial Technology. Both hold PhD degrees in organic chemistry and bring valuable experience to these important positions.
“We’re excited about the high caliber of professionalism these two chemists bring to Michelman,” says Director of Technology, New Business Development, John Homoelle. Along with their exceptional qualifications they both demonstrate a high level of energy that fits in with the Michelman culture. Talia and Michelle are perfect additions to our team as we pursue new avenues of growth.”
Talia Collins comes with seven years of experience from International Paper where she worked in Process and Product Development. Her technical knowledge and presentation skills will be key assets as she plays an instrumental role in pursuing the “Competitive Edge” at Michelman.
“I believe my experience offers a fresh perspective that will help us consider alternatives to improve what we’re currently doing and uncover new possibilities for us to explore,” says Collins. “I look forward to engaging the many opportunities ahead for Michelman.”
Michelle Nilsen comes with eight years of experience from OSi/GE Silicones where her diverse involvement will provide unique insights into emulsions and performance additives. “My varied chemistry background and natural curiosity help me think outside the box,” says Nilsen. “I also enjoy working with a variety of people and hope to foster a team environment that creates a synergy of creativity.”
“The addition of Talia and Michelle put Michelman in a strategic position,” says Global Director of Commercial Technology, Dr. Marty Cohen. “We anticipate that their combined skills will lead us toward new endeavors that will help shape the future and grow the business as we strive to understand new technologies and their application at Michelman.”
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 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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