FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 26, 2010

ACS Webinar focuses on funding opportunities for manufacturers and small chemical businesses

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on federal funding opportunities for manufacturers and small chemical businesses.

Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature Douglas Devereaux, Senior Industrial Specialist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), speaking on Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Devereaux’s topic will include:

  • How the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) can assist you to develop important networks across technological domains and geographies
  • Available MEP resources to help your small business grow and enhance capital strategies
  • How MEP can help small chemical manufacturers solve challenges in supplier development, technology acceleration, sustainability, continuous improvements, and workforce development
  • Success stories and lessons learned from other small chemical businesses

Devereaux is a Senior Industrial Specialist at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His helps MEP centers to capture and disseminate knowledge of financial resources and strategies that can be used by manufacturers to develop innovative products, or expand markets and sales. He holds a masters degree in International Management and Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and an undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University.

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