Thanks very much for checking out my web site. Here I thought I would take an opportunity to tell you a little bit about me. I am, quite obviously, a music collector. I love music and the gear used to reproduce it, but there’s more.
On a professional level, I am a senior technology and marketing manager in the chemical industry. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to leading research & development programs and technology platforms in a breadth of chemical disciplines and for a variety of applications and markets, I have developed market strategies leading to significant business growth. Prior to moving into management roles, my research resulted in the commercialization of new products, the filing of patents, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, I have given lectures at numerous industry conferences. One of my graduate research publications was featured on the cover of the renown Chemistry — A European Journal.
I have a number of hobbies and interests in addition to recorded music and audio. These include movies, sports, biking, travel, coffee, reading, and taking long walks with my wife. In my days at Penn State, I was a trumpet player in The Penn State Blue Band. Other commitments prevent me from playing the trumpet as much as I would like, but it is still a source of enjoyment for me.
Otherwise, my wife and I enjoy grilling or eating a good meal out. While we have a few local favorites, we are always trying new restaurants. We also both love coffee and regularly visit one of our favorite local coffee shops or Starbucks.
I mentioned sports above, and my favorite sport by far is college football. Every fall Saturday is dedicated to watching Penn State. I’m either in front of the TV or at the game. My wife and I attend several Penn State games each year (she’s a Penn State alum, too). You haven’t watched football until you’ve attended a Penn State game in Happy Valley.
My wife and I also actively support Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
Joe Paterno: A man of integrity. Success With Honor. 409.
Well, that’s it for now. Thanks again for taking the time to visit my web site.