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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 Energy Applications
Dr. Jörg Heinlein
Dr. Jörg Heinlein began work as technical service manager for effect pigments based on liquid crystalline polymers after his studies. Later on he was responsible for market development for optical film applications with liquid crystalline polymers. In 2011, he conducted as technical service manager for HDK fumed silica with focus on coatings and composites first trainings for WACKER SILICONES distribution partners. Since then, he has been part of the WACKER ACADEMY training team.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Li is a technical manager at the WACKER Shanghai technical center. He is mainly responsible for promotion and technical support of silicone rubber solutions in the market segments of power cables and electric car cables in China.
Anna Tsareva holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. She joined WACKER in March 2014 as a technical manager at the Moscow technical center. She is responsible for Silicone Elastomers laboratory trials, training and technical support for customers in Russia and CIS countries.