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The WACKER ACADEMY Team of Instructors
Theoretical expertise and practical experience are the cornerstones of the WACKER ACADEMY team. With backgrounds in sales or technology, our experts come to the table with extensive application knowledge. They are also trained instructors and moderators with a sixth sense for current trends and market developments.
Instructors for Adhesives
Dr. Christoph Beyer
Dr. Christoph Beyer is a chemist and studied at the Technical University of Munich and Regensburg University. After finishing his doctoral thesis on organic chemistry, he began his career at WACKER in 2011, as a deputy operations manager. As technical manager at WACKER POLYMERS, he has led the applications laboratory for surface coatings resins since 2016. In 2017, he has also became a WACKER ACADEMY trainer.
Josef Gong is a China technical manager at WACKER Shanghai technical center. He is mainly responsible for promotion and technical support of VAE dispersions for industrial and chemical consumer goods in China.
Adolf Himpsl started his career at WACKER in R&D for organic intermediates. Following a transfer to technical support at Construction Polymers, he was involved in setting up, equipping and supporting the first global technical centers in São Paulo and Singapore in 1998. Since then, he has implemented numerous training programs, both internal and external, and is a co-founder of the WACKER ACADEMY.
Malik Jamal Jaffar Ali
Malik holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore and had co-authored several patents. He joined WACKER in 2011 and is currently heading its Technical Centers in Southeast Asia. He is a frequent speaker at symposiums and seminars related to his area of expertise on the advantages of polymer modified drymix mortar applications.
Dr. Marion Killat
Dr. Marion Killat studied at the University of Kaiserslautern, earning a doctorate in chemistry. Following a post-doctoral stay in the USA,she started her career at WACKER in 2000, joining the R&D department of WACKER POLYMERS. Since 2006, she has been a member of the WACKER ACADEMY training team, for diverse WACKER POLYMERS applications.
Michael Killermann joined WACKER in 1992 in the analytical department. From 1996 to 2008, he worked as a lab technician in the Building & Coatings business team, where he was in charge of technical distributor support for industrial coatings. He was recruited to the WACKER ACADEMY training team as a practical instructor in May 2008.
Dr. Ulrich Lauter
Dr. Ulrich Lauter studied chemistry in Regensburg and obtained his doctorate at the Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz. He first came to WACKER in 2012, following a postdoc position in the USA and 14 years at Vinnolit in the research, development and application technology department. He is currently technical service manager of the VINNOL® surface coating resins segment.
Woo-Jae Lee joined AD/TS team of industrial coating polymers team of Wacker Chemicals Korea of 2012. He had a master degree of organic systhesis and experenced various waterbone dispersion on his 15 years. Currently he taking care of NEA/SEA/ANZ technical manager for adhesive / Carpet & Paper.
Dr. Yu-Chin Li
Dr. Yu-Chin (Angel) Li has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University as well as both a BS in Chemistry and MS in Chemistry from National Taiwan University. After working for 3 years as a Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, she worked at Preferred Sand as a Research Scientist and then an R&D Manager. Angel joined WACKER in 2019 and is currently the Technical Manager in the Fumed Silica Business Team responsible for technical support of fumed silica and leading the Applications Laboratory in Charleston, TN.
Dr. Ingmar Piglosiewicz
Dr. Ingmar Piglosiewicz worked after his PhD thesis as JSPS Research Fellow on Porous Coordination Polymers at Kyoto University Japan. After his work as technical service manager for special solvents and gas absorption fluids at Clariant Produkte GmbH, he began work as technical service manager for fumed silica with focus on adhesives and imaging systems at Wacker Chemie AG. Since 2011, he has been member of the WACKER ACADEMY training team.
Jayne holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Mapua Insitute of Technology in Philippines. With years of experience in architectural and industrial coating in Philippines and Singapore, she joined WACKER in 2016 and is responsible for the technical service support in Singapore, Philippines and Myanmar.
Angelita has over 17 years’ experience in coatings and adhesives technologies, working as analytical and R&D chemist. She started working for WACKER in 2014, as a Technical Manager for dispersion polymers and special resins in Latin America region. Angelita has bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry by Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA) and master’s degree in Chemistry at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in which she has studied smart coatings and advanced techniques in anticorrosion coatings. She is currently taking her MBA in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
Alex holds a Master Degree in Polymer Science and Technology from Loughborough University in UK. He join WACKER in 2012 and is responsible for the technical service support in Malaysia and Thailand.
George is the Technical Service Manager for Wacker Chemical Corporation’s Construction Polymers Business Unit – Americas. George has been with WACKER since September 2009 and has more than 38 years of experience in the construction chemicals industry. George manages a Team of Chemists and Technicians in the Allentown facility responsible for the technical support of WACKER POLYMERS customers throughout North America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Vermont. He came to WACKER from BASF where he was the Group Leader for Cementitious Products & EIFS. Previously, he was the R&D Manager for Harris Specialty Chemicals/Thoro Systems.