In Our Own Words


"I joined Saint-Gobain in 2011 as an entry level research engineer. I had just graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. In my first role I worked on technology scale-up and manufacturing process improvement for our Solid Oxide Fuel Cell R&D program. Saint-Gobain funded my graduate studies, and while working full-time I earned a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After more than three years working in the fuel cell program, I decided to change businesses and joined Coated Abrasives. In that role I focused on new product development, which involved exploratory research on new technology platforms. In 2016 I was nominated to participate in Saint-Gobain’s Essentials of Leadership Program, a 12-month training program in North America which develops critical core competencies for future leaders of Saint-Gobain. During this program I worked with our High Performance Refractories business to commercialize a new water filtration technology. Upon completion of my leadership program I accepted a position within Ceramic Materials R&D. This is my current role, and today I am responsible for new business development for all of the businesses within the Ceramic Materials division. Saint-Gobain has invested in my personal growth and has given me many opportunities to pursue challenging assignments, and for that I feel very fortunate.


I am responsible for new business development for Ceramic Materials R&D. I work with our business leaders to identify new market opportunities for our products, and make recommendations to our research and development teams for future technologies based on emerging trends. I love that every day I learn something new, and that I can apply what I learn to develop the strategy for our businesses.


NRDC truly is a great place to work. We are an incredibly diverse community, with more than thirty nationalities represented at our center. The workplace culture fosters innovation and collaboration. I love learning about all of the new products and technologies that my colleagues have developed here on our campus".



Business Development Project Leader, R&D