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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 Pulp, Paper and Printing Processes
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.
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.
Dr. Florian Liesener
Guillermo is the sales manager for Mexico at the Performance Materials business unit. He has had two periods of employment at WACKER, initially from 1988 to 1992 and then from 2000. He has more than 36 years’ experience of the chemical industry, mainly with epoxy resins, polyurethanes, plastisol and release agents based on silicone fluids. At WACKER, Guillermo has been responsible for elastomers, pyrogenic silica, sealants, silanes and fluids, plastics, textiles, defoamers and industrial coating resins. Earlier, he worked for Hysol de Mexico, a company focused on epoxy resin compounds. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Dr. Holger Poths
Dr. Holger Poths completed his chemistry PhD, which focused on polymer synthesis. He was a technical service manager for nonwoven / textile customers for over 17 years at WACKER POLYMERS and AIR PRODUCTS POLYMERS (APP). Since 2008, he has been platform manager for nonwovens, heading three chemical labs dedicated to application development and technical service for EU customers. Since March 2012, he has been platform champion of the global competency center for nonwovens, incl. second-level technical support in Asia.
Dr. Vera Seitz
Vera Seitz studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, graduating from the Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering with a doctorate degree. She started her career as Product Design Engineer at WACKER in 2016, joining the ACEO® Project 3D printing with silicones. In this function, she supports customers in realizing additive part designs and is responsible for the quality control of additive manufactured silicone parts.