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Posted: September 17, 2008

Bayer Appoints North American Business Development Manager for Baytubes

(Nanowerk News) Joe Ventura has been appointed Business Development Manager for Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Baytubes® carbon nanotube business in North America. Ventura was previously Senior Project Manager – Construction/Green Technologies at Bayer MaterialScience.
The appointment was effective May 1. Ventura is a 36-year veteran of the polymer industry. Prior to joining Bayer MaterialScience in 1998, he worked at various chemical and machinery companies, including Monsanto’s Radiation Dynamics and GE Plastics.
For the past ten years, Ventura has held positions of increasing responsibility at Bayer MaterialScience, particularly in the areas of business development and new application specifications for untapped market segments.
About Bayer MaterialScience
Bayer MaterialScience is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon nanotubes. Baytubes® are typically used as additives to a polymer matrix or in metal systems, to which they impart improved mechanical strength, electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity. Baytubes® are already used in epoxy systems, thermoplastic systems and coating systems. Final products include sports equipment such as skis, hockey sticks, baseball bats and surfboards; injection molded and extruded parts; and conductive coatings.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with nearly 15,400 employees at 30 sites around the world and 2007 sales of 10.4 billion euros. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Its inorganic basic chemicals unit produces chlorine and related essential products for the chemicals industry.
Source: Bayer MaterialScience (press release)
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