The chemical industry needs scientists who can lead. In 1988, Randall Dearth began his career as a development chemist for Bayer. In 2004, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of LANXESS Corporation. Find out how he made the transition to corporate executive and how you can too. During this informative session you’ll learn how to complement your scientific knowledge with the specific leadership and management skills needed to successfully guide a company in today’s tough economy. You’ll also gain insider tips that will speed your way up the corporate ladder, while avoiding common pitfalls that can often stall advancement. Who knows… you may just become a mover and shaker of business and industry.
“From Scientist to CEO” with keynote speaker, Randall Dearth (Lanxess Corporation) and moderator David Harwell (American Chemical Society)
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 N (Mountain Standard Time )
Meet Your Experts
Randall S. Dearth is President and CEO of LANXESS Corporation. He is managing director for the United States and Canada. At Bayer Corporation he began as a development chemist in the automotive coatings laboratories, moved to market development and managed the Europe and Asian markets. Later, he served as president and CEO of Bayer Chemicals Corporation. In 2007, Mr. Dearth was recognized as an emerging top CEO with a Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award and has a PRSA Renaissance Award as CEO Communicator of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hiram College, and a master’s degree in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve.
David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.
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