Archive – Past Speakers of the ACS Industry Forum

The ACS Careers Industry Forum is a monthly teleconference featuring luminaries in the chemical sciences. Teleconferences take place the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. This is a great opportunity for practitioners in the chemical sciences to gain valuable information from top industry leaders.

2009

Dr. Katie Hunt
-Aug. 13th: Catherine T. “Katie” Hunt, Ph.D., former Corporate Sustainability Director and Leader for Technology Partnerships for the Rohm and Haas Company, has taken on an exciting new role as the Director, Technology Collaboration Development for The Dow Chemical Company. Dr. Hunt is Past President (2007) of ACS and is currently serving on various government and academic advisory boards advocating science and sustainability. Over her professional career, Katie has received numerous awards. Most recently, she received the Outstanding Alumna award from the University of California, Davis (2009); the Smith College Medal (2008); “Best 50 Women in Business” in Pennsylvania (2007); and was elected Fellow by the American Chemical Society – in it’s inaugural class. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007).
Topic: The Chemistry of Leadership: Making Your Skills Count! Download PDF [The Chemistry of Leadership: Making Your Skills Count (50 KB)] [ Audio File (10 MB)] [ Text Transcript (106 KB)]
David Porter June 11th: David Porter is a leading figure in the healthcare sector, with a depth of experience investing in, and advising, a wide range of companies. A member of the UK Department of Health’s provider reform group, he combines sector knowledge with practical hands-on experience. Before Apposite, David founded Nomura International’s healthcare investment and corporate finance group in 1997, where he was instrumental in many diverse investments across North America and Europe. Prior to this, he gained experience in buyouts with Nomura’s Principal Finance Group. He has been CEO of a number of companies, including an authorized bank. A chemistry graduate from Oxford University, David has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the investment and financial world. Please see www.apposite-capital.com for more information.
  Topic: “Applying Chemistry in Venture Capital; how to find opportunities” Download [ Audio File (56 MB)] [ Text Transcript (87 KB)]
Dr. John L. LaMattina – May 14: Dr. John L. LaMattina is the former Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc and President, Pfizer Global Research and Development. In this role, Dr. LaMattina oversaw the drug discovery and development efforts of over 12,000 colleagues in the United States, Europe and Asia. He retired from this position in December, 2007. At Pfizer Dr. LaMattina’s research involved seeking new therapeutic agents for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and also asthma. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and U.S. patents. In addition, he is the author of “Drug Truths: Dispelling the Myths about Pharma R&D”. Dr. LaMattina’s passion about chemistry is reflected in his career success.
  Topic: “From Chemistry Set as a Ten Year Old to Running R&D for a major Pharmaceutical Company” Download [ Audio File (53 MB)] [ Text Transcript (93 KB)]
Robert Peoples, Ph.D – April 16th: Robert Peoples, Ph.D., is Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, previously he served as Sustainability Director for the Carpet & Rug Institute, Executive Director of The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), and President of the Environmental Impact Group. In 2003, Bob was the first recipient of the Carpet America Recovery Effort “Person of the Year” award. He is an internationally recognized speaker in the areas of sustainability, standards, innovation, and carpet reclamation.
  Topic: “Green Chemists and Engineers- There’s Never Been a Better Time.” Download [ Audio File (56 MB)] [ Text Transcript (134 KB)]
Dr. Katie Hunt – March 12th: Catherine T. “Katie” Hunt, Ph.D., Corporate Sustainability Director and Leader, Technology Partnerships, Rohm and Haas Company. Dr. Hunt is Past President (2007) of ACS and is currently serving on various government and academic advisory boards advocating science and sustainability. She is a recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Alumna award from the University of California, Davis (2009); the Smith College Medal (2008); “Best 50 Women in Business” in Pennsylvania (2007); and was elected Fellow by the AAAS (2007).
  Topic: “It’s 2009 – Do You Know Where Your Networks Are?” Download [ Audio File (53 MB)] [ Text Transcript (95 KB)] [ Speed Networking (913 KB)] [ Elevator Speech Cheat Sheet (46 KB)] [ Networking Bibliography for ACS (25 KB)]
Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr – February 12th: Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr., Vice President, Chlorovinyl Issues for OxyChem working on public policy issues and communications related to chlorine and PVC. Former ACS President and 2009 winner of the Henry Hill Award. He is also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana where he teaches polymer chemistry.
  Topic: Anticipating the Future: 2015 & Beyond
Download [ Audio File (45 MB)] [ Text Transcript (100 KB)] [ PowerPoint (573 kB)]
Thomas H. Lane, PhD – January 8th: Thomas H. Lane, Ph.D., CChem, CSci, FRSC
Dow Corning Corporation, Director, Global Science and Technology Outreach and Senior Research Scientist, Dow Corning Corporation and president elect. Thomas H. Lane’s Website.
  Topic: “Mastering the Necessary Skills for the Present and for the Future” Take this personal opportunity to listen to the newly elected President of ACS discussing skills you will need now and in the future to launch your career to new heights. Download [ Audio File (58 MB)] [ Text Transcript (90 KB)]

2008

Michael Strem, PhD – November 13th: Featured Guest Speaker: Michael Strem, Ph D., and President, Strem Chemicals, Inc. founded Strem Chemicals in Newburyport, MA accompanied with Ephraim Honig, PhD., and Chief Operating Officer at Strem Chemicals.
Ephraim Honig, PhD Topic: An Alternate Career Path: Starting and Running Your Own Chemical Company. Dr. Strem his experience of a successful industrial chemist who founded his own company immediately upon receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry. Dr. Honig will add his perspective as a seasoned professional with diverse career and intellectual background moving into an entrepreneur small chemical company. Download [ Audio File (56 MB)] [ Text Transcript (100 KB)] [ PowerPoint (397 kB)]
Dr. Carolyn Ribes
– October 9th: Dr. Carolyn Ribes, Technical Leader, Core Research and Development, Dow Benelux BV, the Netherlands.
Topic: Working as an Industrial Chemist Internationally
The experiences of an industrial chemist working for the largest chemical companies in the world. Download [ Audio File (50 MB)] [ Text Transcript (86 KB)] [ PowerPoint (743 KB)]
Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia – September 11th: Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia, Senior Vice President & Head of Chemical & Screening Sciences, for Wyeth Drug Discovery. Download [ Audio File (42 MB)] [ Text Transcript (64 KB)] [ PowerPoint (1.4 MB)]

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ACS Careers Industry Forum

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3 Responses to Archive – Past Speakers of the ACS Industry Forum

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  3. scucrastank says:

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