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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 Composite Materials and Molding
Working as a service engineer, Johann Müller provided global support for WACKER’s silicone rubber textile coatings market segment for 18 years. Since 2008, he has headed Technical Marketing at WACKER’s Rubber Solutions business team, with responsibility for Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Russia and India.
Jaydeep Patel holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Technology (Rubber Technology) from India. He has been with WACKER since 2015 as Technical Manager for Engineering Silicones across the MEA region. He has worked as a Senior Manager for Technical Services and applications at Dow Chemicals in India for more than seven years and as a Research and Development Manager for CEAT Tires in India for more than two years.
Scott joined WACKER in 1991 after previously working for Aeroquip Corporation and Callaway Golf. He is currently the Technical Manager for the Elastomers Healthcare Division. Scott holds an MBA from Baker College and a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He joined WACKER as the Section Head Elastomer QA Supervisor and has also worked as a Senior Chemist for the Sealants Department and as a Process Engineer.
Beginning his career with Wacker in 1984, Norm served in technical roles for companies such as Wacker, Applied Silicone, Rhodia, Inc. and Bluestar Silicones over the 31 years that followed. He rejoined WACKER in 2015 as Technical Manager in Silicone Rubber responsible for providing technical service and training to silicone rubber fabricators and end-users as well as formulation and applications development for LSR and HCR. Norm attended California Lutheran University and holds a BA in Organic Chemistry.
Matt Zhou is a technical manager at the WACKER Shanghai technical center. He joined WACKER in August 2012. He is mainly responsible for the promotion and technical support of silicone rubber solutions in the market segments of automotive and healthcare/babycare applications in China.