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Bruce Fawcett

Executive Director at PolymerOhio Inc.
bfawcett@polymerohio.org

Bruce Fawcett has more than 30 years of broad business experience in a variety of industries, working in organizations ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. His background includes leadership experience in general management, manufacturing, research, sales, marketing and strategic planning. His career has included positions at Owens Corning, Proctor and Gamble Cellulose, Ltd., Belkin Paperboard Ltd, Diachem Industries Ltd., and Reichhold.
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    Ron Shankman

    Chief Financial Officer at PolymerOhio Inc.
    rshankman@polymerohio.org

    Ron Shankman is a Certified Professional Accountant with more than 38 years of experience in public finance and accounting.He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Ohio Government Finance Officers, where he served on the board of directors and was president in 2003. He received the Timothy Murphy award for excellence in government accounting in 2004.
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      John Watson

      Manager, Business Development at PolymerOhio Inc.
      jwatson@polymerohio.org

      John Watson is the Business Development Manager for PolymerOhio Manufacturing Solutions.John has over 25 years’ experience in territory management and solution selling, most recently in the regulatory compliance arena.John likes working with manufacturers of all types and sizes to help them solve problems and plan for future growth.He has held positions in Business Development for August Mack Environmental and EHS Technology Group.
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        Greg McMahon

        Program Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
        gmcmahon@polymerohio.org

        Greg brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience to PolymerOhio. He is a mechanical engineer and has run his own manufacturing business as well as helped other companies in their quest to become more effective at what they do. In his earlier career, he worked for E.I. DuPont where he gained his love for the chemical and polymer industry, machine design, automation and electrical controls. Greg understands both the up-stream and down-stream pressures that businesses face today and uses those skills to help clients solve their manufacturing and operational problems.
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        Virginie Donoghue

        Program Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
        vdonoghue@polymerohio.org

        Virginie Donoghue is a plastic processing engineer who had been working for PolymerOhio for the past 6 years. The first year she was the liaison between PolymerOhio and a similar organization based in France and the last 5 years as Program Manager. She has an MS in Polymer Science from ITECH in France and has hands on experience in composite, injection and extrusion. Prior to working at PolymerOhio she spent some time at Case Western Reserve University as a research scholar where she worked on developing aerogels that could be used in the packaging industry.
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          Rohini Sajanpawar

          Market Research Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
          rsajanpawar@polymerohio.org

          During her time with PolymerOhio, Rohini has identified national and international resources to help business development and sales of small to mid-sized manufacturers in the State of Ohio. She has also performed market studies of the polymer composite industry to develop a detailed commercialization plan for a non-destructive method of composite bond testing. She has a BS in Polymer Engineering and an MS in Material Science and Engineering. Rohini has hands on experience in composites, thin films, material characterizations techniques, as well as in training, engineering recruitment, and market research.
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            Lynda Wright

            Office Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
            lwright@polymerohio.org

            Lynda has been with PolymerOhio over 7 years and works closely with all of the PolymerOhio team members as well as our many Ohio Companies. She has over 35 years of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable experience along with other tasks that keep the office running smoothly.
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              Kevin Hammond

              Director at Manufacturing & Technology SBDC
              khammond@polymerohio.org

              Kevin has over sixteen years of consulting experience helping companies solve problems, grow, and take advantage of opportunities. Core competencies are in business planning and strategy services with a strong emphasis on financial analysis, operations, access to capital, and market positioning. Kevin is a Certified Business Analyst, has an MBA, and worked in financial services prior to consulting.
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              Jill Jones

              Marketing Communications Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.
              jjones@polymerohio.org

              Jill is a formally trained graphic and web designer and writer who has been employed as such for more than 18 years. Her experience includes long-term employment with a Columbus-based technology consulting firm that worked closely for years with the State and Federal government, and the Human Resources & Engagement Department of Honda North America. She manages both of PolymerOhio's websites, their social media, blog writing and editing of guest posts, and marketing materials.
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