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SPEAKER: Ryan R. Dirkx, Ph.D., VP R&D, Arkema
Topic: "The Challenge of Innovation as a Driver of Corporate Growth"
Speaker: Ryan Dirkx, Ph.D.,
Vice President of Research & Development
Ryan Dirkx, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Research and Development of Arkema Inc. Dr. Dirkx is responsible for all research and development (R&D) in North America and R&D coordination between the U.S. and France. Prior to this role, he served as the Global Director of Research and Development of PMMA (Altuglas International). Dr. Dirkx also served in a global capacity as Director of R&D for businesses within the Technical Polymers and Performance Products Divisions, as well as holding business and market management positions within the Specialty Chemicals Division of Arkema Inc.
He is a Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Industrial Research Institute, and Past Co-Chair of the Board on Chemical Science & Technology, part of the National Academies. He also holds more than a dozen patents, and is a Member of ACS and AIChE. Dr. Dirkx received a Ph.D. in Solid State Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He considers himself a life-long learner and continues to study innovation processes and R&D management for competitive advantage.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM
The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Danielle J Fraser