Gifford Shearer is the Market Manager for Silicone Elastomers in North America at the Dow Chemical Company, where he is responsible for business strategy and innovation portfolio management. His primary markets are automotive, aviation / aerospace, electrical, industrial and consumer goods. Prior to taking on this role, he held various marketing roles within Dow Corning, including industrial, consumer electronics and wearables.
Gifford joined Dow Corning in 2000 after completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He contributed to the development of TPSiV™ (thermoplastic silicone vulcanizate) and holds 4 US patents. After its acquisition by Dow Corning Gifford was President of Multibase, a compounder of thermoplastic elastomers with operations in US, France, India and China.