Dr. Duane Priddy has over 30 years in the chemicals industry with vast experience across R&D, innovation, marketing, sales, and digital/internet technologies. Before joining SpecialChem as Global Vice President, he had worked internationally for both Dow and Bayer. Duane is a founding member of Omnexus, a digital platform and online technical community dedicated to high performance plastics and elastomers, which SpecialChem acquired in 2004. Duane holds a Ph.D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry from Virginia Tech and has 8 patents and 25 scientific publications. Duane and his wife Alisa live in Atlanta, GA, USA where he enjoys mentoring, skiing and biking.