Linda S. Smith, Ph. D.

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Dr Smith is a Physical Chemist with 12 years of industrial R&D experience in novel coatings development. After obtaining a MBA certificate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, she held several corporate business development positions, including global business manager for solvent and solid polymers for Rohm and Haas, Vice President of Innovation to Market in High Intensity Discharge Lighting at Philips Electronics responsible for global strategy and +200 persons in project management, R&D, and Development of new lamps manufacturing technology and most recently senior market manager for foams, solvents and aerosols in the fluorochemical division of Arkema. Dr. Smith has a strong track record of leading highly-focused marketing and R&D initiatives that increase brand equity, establish a strong market position, and drive revenue to new levels. She is especially effective at building and managing multi-cultural, cross-functional teams across various business units to consistently achieve shared goals and objectives. She is a catalyst for change, innovation, and process improvement. At Polymer Phases, Inc., Dr. Smith has a dual role of supporting the development of commercially viable products based on PPI’s novel resin compositions and business development of these products