Jon Huntsman's may not be a household name, but most anyone living in contemporary America has benefited from his work in at least one of its aspects. As founder of Huntsman Corporation, originally the largest American manufacturer of the ubiquitous type of plastic known as polystyrene, Huntsman has provided packaging for millions of different consumer products for the past four decades. Today, they manufacture over 25,000 specialty chemical products in more than 75 countries.Read More
William A. Nierenberg served as director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and vice chancellor of marine sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) from 1965 to 1986.Read More
Dr. Beckman, born in 1900, developed a love for science at a young age, sparked by reading an old chemistry textbook. He pursued his interest in science at the University of Illinois, earning a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1922, and then an M.S. in physical chemistry one year later. He obtained his Ph.D. in photochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in 1928, where he also served as a professor.Read More
Mary L. Good is an educator, researcher, manager of research and development, and a distinguished spokesperson for research and development policy. In addition to her academic role, Dr. Good is the managing member for Venture Capital Investors, LLC, a group of Arkansas business leaders who expect to foster economic growth in the area through the opportunistic support of technology-based enterprises.Read More
Harold A. Sorgenti received his B.S. in chemical engineering from City College of New York in 1956 and his M.S. from Ohio State University in 1959.
Mr. Sorgenti was president of ARCO Chemical Company from 1979 until 1987. In 1987, he became president and chief executive officer when the company went public. He holds 10 U.S. patents which led to the commercialization of four new chemical processes, including one that is the basis of ARCO Chemical's position as a leading producer of propylene oxide.Read More
Former CEO and Chairman of Xerox Corporation, David Kearns served as Deputy Secretary of Education in the first Bush Administration and was the founder of the New American Schools Development Corporation (now New American Schools, with 2,400 participating schools). Kearns was the co-author of Winning The Brain Race, and A Legacy of Learning.
Mr. Kearns earned an undergraduate degree in business administration in 1952 from the University of Rochester.
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Timothy Coffey was born in Washington, D.C. in 1941. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962 with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D., both in physics, from the University of Michigan in 1963 and 1967, respectively.Read More