JPS Luncheon: Pierre Brondeau, “The Science of Collaboration”
In today’s lightning-fast, complex, global business climate, successful chemical companies are practicing a new kind of science. The “science of collaboration,” which can accelerate results, drive change, and deliver solutions, is as important today as any traditional R&D taking place in company laboratories.
In the March 14, 2013 installment of the Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series, Pierre Brondeau discussed how FMC Corporation and the industry are delivering results through unique and creative partnerships.
About the Speaker
Pierre Brondeau joined FMC Corporation on January 1, 2010, as president and chief executive officer, and was named chairman of the board on October 1, 2010. Brondeau previously served as president and chief executive officer of Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company, until September 2009.
Before his stint at Dow, Brondeau was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas Company, which was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009. During his 20-year career at Rohm and Haas, Brondeau held numerous executive and commercial positions in Europe and the United States, with regional and global responsibilities for marketing, sales, research and development, engineering, technology, and operations. Before joining Rohm and Haas he spent six years at Air Liquide in Paris and Chicago in engineering, research and development, and marketing.
Brondeau serves on the board of directors of TE Connectivity, Marathon Oil Corporation, and the American Chemistry Council, where he is chairman of the Executive Committee. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from INSA in Toulouse, France. Brondeau also holds a master’s degree in food sciences from the University of Montpellier, France.