International. Rodney Taylor, Ph.D., has been named Vice President of Innovation for the Americas region at Orion Engineered Carbons. Dr. Taylor is responsible for leading the development of carbon black products and production processes in the Americas.
Prior to joining Orion in the United States, Dr. Taylor was Vice President of Global Process Development at the company's technical center in Cologne, Germany. Dr. Taylor is a 35-year veteran of Carbon Black research and development and is President of the American Carbon Society. He previously led Columbian Chemical Company's Carbon Black research and development function.
Dr. Taylor earned a B.S. in Chemistry/Geology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and his Ph.D. in material science studying carbon materials under Dr. P. Walker of L. at Pennsylvania State University.
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