(JM is a $3Bil. Building materials and engineered Materials Company, with 40 Plants and 8000 employees around the world)
Manager - Innovation & Commercialization- Global Reinforcements and Glass/Polyester Non Woven Products, Frankfurt, Germany & Denver CO ‘04- 07
°Lead a global team of 25 specialists in technical service, innovation and development areas to deliver > $30 Mil., new product sales. Up 100% over ‘03. Product launched in USA and EU. Developed a Program for Thermoplastic Innovations with Labs in Denver and Ohio,
°Develop and execute the business innovation strategy including IP, Technology and product roadmaps
°The Non woven products Team consists of Product/Application developers in Littleton, CO, Ohio, in the US; Berlin, Wertheim and Bobbingen in Germany.
°Put in place a Stage Gate Process to manage Innovation with a goal of >10% of sales from new products.
°Leveraged EU and Asian University/Contract Lab. Network for USA needs in Advanced Polymer and surface chemistry.
°Sourcing and branding from Chinese suppliers.
°Led the commercialization of a $100 Mil., investment in a Greenfield investment in Slovakia, on stream 2005
°Manage JM’s Global Marketing Communications Resources, conducting 2 Major industry shows in Florida and Paris.
Manager-Innovation & Commercialization Europe: Frankfurt, Germany; 02 - 03
°Developed the growth agenda for JM’s portfolio of products that extend from Nonwoven polyester and glass mats to reinforcing glass fibers.
°Led a team of 25 across Europe to deliver innovative products and sustainable growth in sales and profit.
°Developed alliances with Dresden Univ., AKV and Fraunhofer Institutes, Germany, Univ. of Bratislava and Univ. of Milan for joint development Projects. Successfully got approval for EU funded grant for development projects.
°Developed Asia market entry strategy for JM Group and served on Management Committee set up to develop these plans.