Fairleigh Dickinson University's Innovation Summit: BASF, Air Products and Chemicals, Honeywell
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 7:15 AM to 11:15 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
2012 Innovation Summit
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This half-day intensive seminar is designed to help business leaders learn about innovative new strategies found in the chemicals and gas products industry. In addition, business and nonprofit leaders at medium-sized businesses and nonprofits will better understand how to more effectively develop and implement programs and policies to help them better manage innovation for the short and long run.
7:15 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. Hans Engel, CEO, BASF Corporation
9:00 a.m. Coffee Break
9:15 a.m. Ian Shankland, VP & CTO, Honeywell Perf. Materials & Technologies
10:00 a.m. Monty Alger, VP and CTO, Air Products
10:45 a.m. Networking
Location: Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham
285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Hans Engel - Chairman and CEO, BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011.
Hans Engel joined BASF in 1988 in the legal department and has had a variety of roles since. In 1996 he was Staff to the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF; in 1997 he was appointed Managing Director of BASF Schwarzheide. Three years later, in 2000, he took the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BASF Corporation and President Regional Functions North America, Mount Olive, New Jersey. In 2006 he worked on a number of different projects related to the acquisition of Engelhard Corporation and returned to Germany in 2008 as President of Legal, Taxes and Insurance at BASF. That same year (2008) he became Member of the Board of Directors of BASF SE. Since May 6, 2011, Hans Engel is the Chief Financial Officer of BASF SE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation. He is currently responsible for Finance, Catalysts, the Region North America, Information Services & Supply Chain Management, Corporate Controlling and Corporate Audit.
Hans Engel studied law at the Universities of Göttingen and Freiburg in 1983 and earned his Law doctorate degree at the University of Göttingen in 1990.
Monty Alger - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Montgomery (Monty) Alger joined Air Products in February 2007 as vice president and chief technology officer with oversight responsibility for the company’s R&D activities. Prior to joining Air Products, Monty spent 23 years with General Electric, where he most recently was general manager of technology for GE Advanced Materials (silicones and quartz) business, which became Momentive Performance Materials when Apollo Management, L.P. purchased it in late 2006.
Monty joined GE in 1984 at its Corporate Research Center, where he led technology development programs for GE Battery, Lighting, Appliances, and Plastics businesses through 1991. In 1992 he moved to GE Plastics Global Technology and had a number of product and process development roles. In 1998 he became manager of Engineering for GE Superabrasives and in 2000 led the launch of its e-Business website (AbrasivesNet.com). Monty returned to the Global Research Center in 2001 where he was responsible for Advanced Lexan® technology development. He moved to the GE Plastics Noryl® business as manager of Global Technology in 2002 before moving to the GE Advanced Materials business in 2005. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. Monty serves on the Chemical Engineering Advisory Councils at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Lehigh University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California-Santa Barbara. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Monty is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Ian Shankland - Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies
Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorocarbons, advanced fibers and composites, specialty additives and films, customized research chemicals, and technology and materials for petrochemical, refining and biofuel industries. Shankland joined Honeywell, then AlliedSignal, 30 years ago and has held a number of positions in research and development and business development, and was named to his current responsibilities in June 2009. At that time, he was Director of Technology for the Fluorine Products business, a leader in the manufacture and supply of non-ozone-depleting refrigerants, blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, hydrofluoric acid, and precursors for nuclear fuel. While with Fluorine Products R&D laboratory in Buffalo New York he led technology programs for successful commercialization of a number of environmentally-improved fluorocarbon products. In 2008, he was awarded the Perkin Medal by the Society of Chemical Industry for these accomplishments. He was also awarded the Western New York Pioneers of Science Award by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in 2011. In his current role Shankland is responsible for R&D, new product development and piloting for Honeywell’s Performance Materials & Technologies business.
Shankland earned his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Adelaide in Australia and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University, where he worked for two years with Professor Joseph Kestin prior to joining Honeywell. He is named as an inventor on 62 patents and has published numerous technical and scientific papers.
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When & Where
Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship-Silberman College of Business-Fairleigh Dickinson University
Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation. In addition, our innovative outreach programs help people succeed in their new or growing ventures as well as in their corporations or organizations.