Summit Forum℠ Opinion Leaders
Identify, prioritize and launch initial market entry applications for newly developed technology
• Director of Adhesives Technologies, Avery Dennison Corporation, USA
• Vice President International Research & Development, Master Builders, Inc., USA
• Manager Research & Development, Akzo Nobel Coatings International, b.v., The Netherlands
• Research Fellow - Core Technology, James River Corporation, USA
• Director of Research, Chemicals, PPG Industries, USA
• Vice President & Business Unit Manager, Adhesives and Sealants, The Sherwin-Williams Co., USA
• Technical Director, Tremco Limited., Canada
• Director, Non-woven Advanced Materials & Technology Development, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, USA
• Vice President, Research & Development, Flint Ink Corporation, USA
• Vice President, Research & Development, Decorative Fabrics Division, Burlington Industries, Inc., USA
• Vice President, Technology Development, National Starch & Chemical Co., USA
• Partner - Corporate New Products & Technologies, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., USA
• Department Director & Chief Technology Officer - Hot Melts Technology , H. B. Fuller Company, USA
• Chief Polymer Technologist & Associate, Polymer Products Division, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Results
A Summit Forum℠ based initiative for Dow Chemical to identify, prioritize and launch commercial applications with initial customers for their newly developed metallocene catalysis technology. Based on results of the Summit, Dow quickly introduced their Insite Technology, initially with Fuller Brush, then to other adhesive producers and subsequently to other Summit identified market segments and customers where sales grew into the hundreds of millions of dollars a year.