WEBINAR: STEM CAREERS AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
Date & time: 9 May 2019, 18:00 CEST
Description: Jointly organised by STEM Alliance and Scientix, the webinar was held online on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 18:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) in English language. The purpose of this webinar was to give teachers, career counsellors, educational authorities and researchers an understanding of careers in the STEM field with the chemical and petrochemical industry. Our two speakers from company members of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), Ana Montenegro, Innovation & Improvement Manager at Repsol, and Daniel Zweifel, Technical Service and Development at Dow Europe GmbH, presented their experience related to this career path and talked about the opportunities existing in their sector.
Ana Montenegro is a Spanish Chemical Engineer working in Repsol Chemical business leading all cross-cutting projects that ensure the innovation and continuous improvement. She has an experience of 20 years in chemistry having passed through different positions within Repsol: technical assistance and development of polyolefins manager, product manager in pipes, cables, Auto, Polypropylene, EVA and EBA, etc. In addition, she has been the president of the Spanish Committee of Plastics for Agriculture in Spain (CEPLA) and vice president of the international committee (CIPA). Currently, she is Chair of the Young EPCA Think Tank (YETT) as a professional committed to the evangelization of chemistry in society.
Daniel Zweifel studied chemistry education at the University for Applied Sciences in Zürich, Switzerland. He can look back at 32 years of industrial experience in application technology for various industries at Dow Europe GmbH. During his time at Dow Europe GmbH, Zweifel worked for 16 years in application development in the construction and coatings industry. He also worked two years full time on the Six Sigma Black belt for the production optimization of chemical plants as well as two years on leveraged technical service organization optimization through Design for Six Sigma. Moreover, he worked nine years in R&D application development for industrial and automotive lubricants. Since 2015, Zweifel is active in Crop Defense Solutions, Technical Service and Development at Dow Europe GmbH.
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