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Dr. James E. Kassner, Senior Associate

Accelerate and Secure your Business Growth

Dr. James E. Kassner, Senior Associate, can help accelerate and secure your business growth by:

  • Developing a practical strategy and path that works and can achieve your goals.
  • Designing Talent, Technology, and Business Initiatives to grow and secure your future.
  • Helping you take advantage of Meaningful, focused Market, Competitor, and Technology Information.


Jim has a PhD in Organic Chemistry, an MBA in Management, and over 35 years of hands-on business management experience, from R&D to Global Sales.

Jim knows personally the responsibility of P&L and can use his background to help you tailor a plan that optimizes your people’s performance, your business opportunities and ensures that your investments of capitol, and resources are used effectively. He has worked here and abroad in wide array of chemicals and derived materials markets including: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Colorants, Polymers, Pharmaceutical Intermediates, Regulated products, and Fine Chemicals.

Jim has held a wide range of positions, R&D, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and General Management, bringing practical experience to the whole of the business process. He can provide close advising and programs for Talent Management, Market Analysis, Business Organization and Reorganization, Sales Strategies, New Product Introduction, Long term Business Planning, Project and Portfolio Management, Global and Key Account Management, Enhanced Innovation, Market Entry Strategy, Sales Expansion, Serious Cost Reduction, Effective Safety and Training Regimens, Ethics Training, Regulatory and Intellectual Property Strategies, Competitive Intelligence Studies, Technology Impact Reports.

Positions Held

Vice President Business Development
Bayer Material Science– 2004-2006

Vice President Business Development
Bayer Polymers– 2003-2004

Director of Development Industrial Coatings
Bayer Performance Materials– 1999-2003

Global Vice President Marketing High Performance Colorants
Bayer Specialty Chemicals– 1996-1998

Director Strategic Planning Polymers
Bayer Chemicals. – 1995-1996

Global Product Manager Thermoplastics
Bayer AG – 1994-1995

Director Textile Products
Bayer Organic Products Division 1991-1993

Previous positions in R&D, Chemical Development, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales


BS Chemistry University of Cincinnati
PhD Organic Chemistry University of Notre Dame
MBA Management Xavier University


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