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 Textiles and Leather
Frank Dai joined WACKER in 2018 as a senior technical engineer, responsible for the technical application of HDK® pyrogenic silica products in Eastern China. He has been engaged in R&D relating to HDK product application in coatings, adhesives and composites.
Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) degree in Applied Chemistry from the National University of Singapore. Her area of expertise is the coatings industry. She joined WACKER in 2015, and currently heads the technical center for Performance Silicones in Singapore.
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.
Lida joined WACKER in 2012 as sales manager for the Andean region. During the last 8 years, she has gained extensive experience of silicones business, including construction, plastics, textiles, personal care and the pharma sector. Since 2019, she has overseen Performance Silicones activities and the pyrogenic silica business. Lida has 20 years’ experience, including in management and commercial fields. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Colombia, a master’s in International Business from Javeriana University and a degree in Top Management from Los Andes University in Colombia.