The ChemQuest Group announced the addition of Lan Deng as director.
Dr. Deng joins ChemQuest with more than 15 years of experience in the chemical industry, having served in leadership roles in Dow Chemical, Sherwin Williams and PPG across R&D, product management and strategic planning. Most recently, she served as the global technical director for Automotive OEM business within PPG, where she oversaw the global product development of all technologies for the $3 billion business, including pretreatment, E-coat, primer, basecoat, clearcoat, as well as adhesives and sealants.
Dr. Deng earned a B.E. degree in polymer materials and engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. She has co-authored six journal articles and holds 16 granted patents. Dr. Deng’s industry recognition includes R&D 100 Awards and EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
“Our society is at a point when the next innovation wave is starting to pick up and accelerate,” said Dr. Deng. “There are tremendous opportunities in health care, sustainable energy and digital transformation. The companies that can seize the opportunity to ride these waves will have long-lasting competitive advantages in the decades to come.
“As a technology leader, I want to help more companies, public or private, to catch and ride these waves; I also want to help the capital market find the right growth opportunity to invest so that our whole economy can benefit,” she added. “ChemQuest can provide me an opportunity to do just that.”
“We are fortunate to have someone with Dr. Deng’s depth of experience and capabilities join our team. Her passion for innovation, growth and job creation, and her strength in partnering with customers to create mutual value will help both ChemQuest and our clients to create win-win,” said Dan Murad, ChemQuest CEO.
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