Dr. James E. Kassner

Dr. James E. Kassner

Senior Associate

Dr. James E. Kassner, Senior Associate, can help accelerate and secure your business growth by…
• Developing a practical strategy and path that works and can achieve your goals.
• Designing Talent, Technology, and Business Initiatives to grow and secure your future.
• Helping you take advantage of Meaningful, focused Market, Competitor, and Technology Information.


Jim has a PhD in Organic Chemistry, an MBA in Management, and over 35 years of hands-on business management experience, from R&D to Global Sales.

Jim knows personally the responsibility of P&L and can use his background to help you tailor a plan that optimizes your people’s performance, your business opportunities and ensures that your investments of capital, and resources are used effectively. He has worked here and abroad in wide array of chemicals and derived materials markets including: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Colorants, Polymers, Pharmaceutical Intermediates, Regulated products, and Fine Chemicals.

Jim has held a wide range of positions, R&D, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and General Management, bringing practical experience to the whole of the business process. He can provide close advising and programs for Talent Management, Market Analysis, Business Organization and Reorganization, Sales Strategies, New Product Introduction, Long term Business Planning, Project and Portfolio Management, Global and Key Account Management, Enhanced Innovation, Market Entry Strategy, Sales Expansion, Serious Cost Reduction, Effective Safety and Training Regimens, Ethics Training, Regulatory and Intellectual Property Strategies, Competitive Intelligence Studies, Technology Impact Reports.

Educational Background

BS Chemistry University of Cincinnati
PhD Organic Chemistry University of Notre Dame
MBA Management Xavier University

Professional Experience

• Vice President Business Development-Bayer Material Science– 2004-2006
• Vice President Business Development-Bayer Polymers– 2003-2004
• Director of Development Industrial Coatings-Bayer Performance Materials– 1999-2003
• Global Vice President Marketing High Performance Colorants-Bayer Specialty Chemicals– 1996-1998
• Director Strategic Planning Polymers-Bayer Chemicals. – 1995-1996
• Global Product Manager Thermoplastics-Bayer AG – 1994-1995
• Director Textile Products-Bayer Organic Products Division 1991-1993
• Previous positions in R&D, Chemical Development, Product Management, Marketing, and Sales