FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 15, 2010

American Chemical Society Webinar focuses on building a company from the ground up

WASHINGTON, July 15, 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 building a company from scratch.

Scheduled for Thursday, July 22, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature Brian Morin, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Innegrity LLC, a successful high performance fiber manufacturer focusing on the composites industry. He will speak on Living with Vertigo: An Entrepreneurial Story in the Chemical Industry.

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.

Morin’s topics will include:

  • The roller coaster ride of starting a company in four easy steps
  • Dropping seeds: Developing a business plan and launching your company
  • Free fall: What could go wrong, anticipating it, and learning from the experience
  • Rocket ship: What went right and how to seize the opportunity
  • Soaring: Where we are now, planning for the next horizon

Morin previously spent nine years in the Research Division of Milliken & Company, where he served as a Team Leader for the Advanced Yarns Team, as Intellectual Property Champion and as Safety Chairman. At Milliken, he saw the success of several key technical leaders and took a keen interest in business, product development and management. Desiring to have the opportunity to lead and make a difference, not just on a technical level but also with people and in markets, he left Milliken and founded the company, Innegrity. Prior to working at Milliken, Morin received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree in physics from The Ohio State University.

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