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, after his studies, began work as technical service manager for effect pigments based on liquid crystalline polymers. 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 – his first training courses for WACKER SILICONES distribution partners. His focus was on coatings and composites. Since then, he has been part of the WACKER ACADEMY training team.
Adolf Himpsl started his WACKER career 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’s analytical department in 1992. 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. Ingmar Piglosiewicz
Dr. Ingmar Piglosiewicz worked, after his PhD thesis, as JSPS Research Fellow on Porous Coordination Polymers at Kyoto University in Japan. After working as technical service manager for special solvents and gas absorption fluids at Clariant Produkte GmbH, he joined Wacker Chemie AG as technical service manager for fumed silica. His focus was on adhesives and imaging systems. Since 2011, he has been a member of the WACKER ACADEMY training team.