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Igor Chorvath PhD

Igor Chorvath PhD

Principal Scientist & Application Program Leader at The Dow Chemical Company

Midland, Michigan

I lead complex global business development and technology commercialization projects and programs to maximize value for internal and external customers including multiple Fortune 100 companies. I managed multi-functional global teams towards high value opportunities in Construction, Electronics Automotive, Wire and Cable, Specialty Chemicals and Personal Care businesses. In my past roles I led international business developments, key customer relationship developments, technical service and technology organization in North America, Europe, Russia and Turkey. I hired, trained, supervised, coached and mentored younger employees. I lived and worked in seven countries in Europe and North America. My earlier roles also included management of technology organizations, solving quality issues with major customers, intellectual property management, product cost reduction, new technology commercialization, technology risk management, product development and Six Sigma. My industry experience includes Transportation, Construction, Paper, Oil and Gas; Semiconductor and LED packaging and Personal Care. 30 patents in material science, elastomers, polymers (olefins and engineering plastics), composites, blends; wood products, thermosets, fillers, performance additives.
Specialties: Meeting customer expectations exactly. Thorough understanding of customer needs. Value chain analysis. Trust building at customer and executive management level. Technology alignment to business goals and strategy. Turning innovation into profit, technical marketing. Project and program management, risk assessment and management. Market analysis; technology, manufacturing and financial complexity assessment and management. Multi-generational technology/product planning. Geographic expansion. Sustainable competitive advantage. Competitive surveillance. High performance cross functional team management.


  • Technology Commercialization Master Project Leader (Dow Corning)
  • Team Leader, Performance Materials (Dow Corning)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/ Development Specialist for BPM Shell Netherlands Styrofoam Product Development (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium & BPM Shell Netherlands)
  • PhD studies (Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia & German Academy of Sciences)
  • Principal Scientist & Application Program Manager (Dow)
  • Technical Service and Development Leader; Thermoplatics Additives; Dow Performance Silicones (The Dow Chemical Company)
  • Visiting Scientist & Master Class Coach for DSM and GE Plastics contracts (Technical University Eindhoven/DSM & GE Plastics Netherlands)
  • Director of Technical Service; Central, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, CIS & North Africa (Dow Corning Corporation)


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