Abe N. Fenster, Ph.D., Florida, USA
Dr. Fenster has over 35 years of experience in product development, new business, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and operations business management within moderate sized and multi-billion dollar global corporations. When teaming on projects, Abe brings extensive, hands-on corporate, and business development, as well as overall entrepreneurial operating experience within the chemical and related industries.

Abe is currently President of IBD Associates Inc., an international consulting company specializing as a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. Dr. Fenster has participated in numerous global M&A transactions and has extensive experience in business evaluations, divestitures, joint ventures and M&A searches. He has developed a proprietary tool for ensuring that an acquisition will ft with the acquiring company, known as MASS (for Merger & Acquisition Selection Strategy).

During his corporate career, Abe has served in numerous management and executive positions including Product Manager and Senior Research Chemist for Allied Chemical; Director of Development with C&K; Business Director of Specialty Products, a Director of Corporate Commercial Development, and a Director of Polyurethanes with Bayer (formerly Mobay Corporation); VP and Member of ICI's Worldwide Specialty Chemical's Business Team, President & General Manager of Thoro System Products (an ICI subsidiary), VP Global Business Development, and President of Tremco Canada, Ltd. - a BF Goodrich subsidiary, in the US and Canada; then VP of Tremco's Worldwide construction business with global responsibility for acquisitions, research and technology, new business development, and strategic planning.

A native of New York, Dr. Fenster earned a Bachelor's Degree from City University of New York, a Master's Degree from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, all degrees in Chemistry.

In addition to his other accomplishments, Dr. Fenster received the Golden C Award from the Commercial Development and Marketing Association, holds several patents, and has been published in various chemical industry journals. Abe is also a member in a number of professional associations including the CDMA, PDMA, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Chemical Industry. Abe is a US citizen, and resides in Florida.