Maria Nargiello graduated with a BS degree from Upsala College in NJ, with a double major in Chemistry and Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. She has held various technical management positions in Evonik over the last 35 years. She is currently the Head of Applied Technology & Technology for Industrial & Transportation coatings segments the entire Americas region in Evonik’s new business Coatings Additives. Laboratories in Allentown, PA, Piscataway, NJ, Richmond, OH, Mexico City, Mexico and San Paolo, Brazil. This is a newly formed business in Evonik as of April 1 2017, which includes the Coatings & Ink business from former SILICA, TEGO coatings additives, functional additives from the Air Product Acquisition and silica and silicates for coatings coming from the Huber acquisition in Sept 2017.