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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 Automotive and Transport Applications
Daniel Deng obtained a master’s degree in Material Science from East China University of Science and Technology in 2009. He joined the Rubber Solutions business team at WACKER China in 2012 and is a technical manager at the WACKER Shanghai technical center, responsible for promotion and technical support of silicone rubbers in healthcare, baby care, and textile coating applications in China.
Wharton Jiao joined WACKER in 2017, providing technical support for applications in automotive electronics and optical bonding market, now is responsible for electronics applications of silicone elastomers.
Studied organosilicon chemistry as a master thesis. DooJin Kang joined WACKER in 2006 as a technical manager for business unit silicone elastomers. Before joining WACKER, DooJin Kang has gained technical experience in developing chemical products in display and optoelectronics applications. He now is a leader of product development and customer technical service team in automotive, electronics and medical applications in WACKER.
Adolfo joined WACKER in 1999 as a textiles sales manager and for 13 years was responsible for various WACKER SILICONES market segments. He developed the region’s personal care business and, in 2008, lived in Colombia, where he helped establish the Colombia office by conducting a market study of the region. In 2012, he moved to Brenntag Latam (a champion WACKER distributor) for 4 years, developing the silicone and polymer markets. Adolfo rejoined WACKER in 2016 and is currently the senior sales manager for rubber and elastomers in the Middle Americas region. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Seung-A Lee joined WACKER in 2014 in CoEE(Center of Electronic Excellent) and has 18 years of experience in Electronic material R&D. From 2014 to 2018, she developed Optical bonding material for Automomotives, consumer electronics etc. She is now the Technical Manager for Consumer Electronics.
Dario Li obtained a master’s degree in Material Science from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. He joined the Rubber Solutions business team at WACKER China in 2016, as a technical manager responsible for promotion and technical support of silicone rubbers in energy, auto, healthcare, baby care, and other industrial applications in South China.
Lara Liu joined WACKER in 2014. She worked as senior technical manager and now she is a marketing manager of Silicone Rubber Solutions business team, and has extensive experience in silicone rubber market, products and application. She is currently responsible for the promotion of ACEO® silicone 3D printing in China.
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.
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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.
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.