IWCS is pleased to welcome Kerry Smith to the Board of Directors. Kerry is a Polymers and Specialty Chemicals Executive with 30+ years of global experience in Materials & Compounding R&D, Technical Marketing & Service and Sales. His background includes having directed Global Materials R&D team; managed roles that were responsible for Materials Development and Engineering, required to support Application and Product Engineering functions in the aeronautical, automotive, elastomeric, thermoplastic and specialty chemicals industries. He is experienced in the Private Equity (PE) sector focused on improving and / or enhancing various business functions (R&D, Technical Service & Sales to improve financial performance. He holds a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering with extensive experience in Materials Characterization / Rheology and employment experience with Texstar Plastics, TRW (now Schlumberger), Bayer, Federal-Mogul (now Tenneco), Almatis and currently Nabaltec AG.