Meet the experts who are helping shape the 2020 program.
Chris Claussen has over 19 years of elastomer expertise. Chris currently is the silicone elastomer Global Marketing Manager for Healthcare at Momentive Performance Materials. Chris has held other leadership roles within Momentive over the last 13 years, including Regional Marketing Manager for Consumer Goods(North America), Field Market Developer(Healthcare & Consumer) and Account Manager. Chris holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Lynn is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. She has a B.S. In Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering. Lynn started her career as a Development Engineer at Mobil Chemical Company in the Plastics Packaging Division. She then spent 8 years at GE Silicones in Production Management and Technical Global Marketing Management roles. Lynn left GE to become a General Manager for Chemfab Corp which was acquired by Saint Gobain. She was the World Wide General Manager of Lab Products at Saint Gobain before leaving in 2002 to start Extreme Molding. Lynn and her business partner Joanne Moon Duncan are co-owners and active Managing Partners of Extreme Molding in Watervliet, NY. Extreme Molding is a contract injection molder of both Thermoplastics and Silicones specializing in infant care, pet care and high end consumer products. Lynn resides in Albany NY with her husband Mark, two orange cats Divot and Hobie and Schnoodle Winnie. Lynn likes to golf, curl, hike, read, play the guitar and is a history buff in her spare time.
Rick is a Technical Fellow for R.D. Abbott Company and has more than thirty (30) years of experience in the rubber industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and has advanced training in Material Science. He has worked for both raw material suppliers and fabricators. He holds several patents in silicone technology and has an ongoing instructorship in rubber technology.