With experience at DuPont, INVISTA, DSM, Hyosung and as a consultant to the Chemical Industry and Private Equity, Michael J. Simko has held a diverse number of roles in the Chemicals, Fibers, and Industrials markets; including R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, and Business Management. Mike has restructured a major global business by re-aligning production facilities and directing the global sales teams with a refreshed and refined strategy for nylon textile fibers. Mike has also led two start-up ventures, bringing new innovations in textiles from lab-scale to commercialization, setting up sourcing and distribution, as well as establishing the sales, marketing, and pricing plans. Being adept at understanding technologies, competitive analysis, product positioning, and portfolio management, Mr. Simko has identified and evaluated dozens of new textile fiber and chemical treatment innovations for consideration for acquisition; incorporating several into the company’s portfolio. Mr. Simko holds his Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, his Masters of Science Management from Thomas Edison State University, and his Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.