Ann Burnell

Innovation and Advanced Technical Programs General manager at SABIC Innovative Plastics
Plastics

Experience

Innovation and Advanced Technical Programs General manager
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
April 2010 - Present

Global Technology Director - LNP, Compounding Engineering and Nanotechnologies
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
September 2007 - July 2010

Global Technology Director with over 19 years of industrial experience focused on delivering broad engineering thermoplastic solutions to diverse markets including medical, defense, electronics and automotive. Strategic and analytical with proven practical, market oriented expertise to develop innovative solutions and deliver new concepts to the market. Consistently delivers on business objectives through strategic vision, leadership and team building.


Technical Integration Leader
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
January 2002 - November 2002

Led the technical evaluation of the LNP acquisition, from due diligence through acquisition. Fully integrated two internationally based teams with distinct business cultures into a new organization structure, aligning goals and objectives and creating a cohesive strategic growth plan.


Global Technology Director of LNP
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
2002 - 2007

Restructured a technical organization of 100 people to increase global presence and achieve growth objectives through speed to market, a critical customer need. Developed local talent and fulfillement in line with decreased cycle time. Created strategic global platforms and a Centers of Excellence model aligned with commercial and market objectives and increased profitability.


Global Technology Director
LNP Engineering Plastics
Plastics
2002 - 2010

Global Technology Mananger - LNP
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
1999 - 2001

Established and directed an international technical team focused on the development of new specialty engineering thermoplastics. Key business team member, aligning technical growth objectives with business level metrics.


Six Sigma Master Black Belt
GE Global Research
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Research
1998 - 1999

Change agent bringing six sigma methodologies and training to engineers and scientists.


Program Manager Polymer Blends & Alloys
GE Global Research
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Research
1997 - 1998

Oversaw cross-business long-term material science projects with a focus on budget management, customer relationships and communication and people development.


Program Manager
General Electric
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Financial Services
1997 - 2000

Program Leader and Principle Scientist
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
1994 - 1996

Established new product portfolio based on custom engineered products. Established toll compounding and in-house flexible manufacturing capability for the manufacture of specialty products.


Product Developer
SABIC Europe, Geleen The Netherlands
10,001+ employees; Public Company; Chemicals
February 1991 - 1994

Developed and commercialized a range of products with strong project management and team skills to introduce a new flame retardant product portfolio to the market.


Staff Scientist
General Electric Corporate Research & Development
10,001+ employees; Research
February 1989 - February 1991

Developed emulsion based impact modifiers from lab to pilot plant scale. Conducted compounding and material property evaluation in a variety of engineering thermoplastic resins.


Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Polymer Chemistry
1984 - 1989

Gannon University
Chemistry
1980 - 1984

Patents (1)

Process for manufacturing of thermoplastic composites with improved properties
Charles W Alexander, Jayantha Amarasekara, Ann Marie Burnell, Darren Cameron Clark
January 10, 2008: 20080009576-A1