Francisco Cortes Baledon

Francisco Cortes Baledon

Evonik Corporation

Improving Adhesion: A Continuing Challenge with Modern, Compliant Coatings

Head of Applied Technology – General Industrial Coatings, Americas. Evonik Coating Additives

Francisco Cortés is a Chemical Engineer by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and holds a Master’s in Engineering by the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico. Francisco started his career developing detergents formulations for P&G at the R&D Innovation Center in Newcaslte, UK. Within the paints and coatings industry, Francisco has worked for companies such as DuPont and Covestro, both in Technical Service and Innovation areas, having regional responsibilities in Latin America and supporting global technical collaboration. Since 2016, Francisco joined Evonik CAD as Technical Service and Laboratory Manager for LATAM North region, providing technical support to the four market segments. He was also responsible for starting and developing the CAD HUB Lab in Mexico. Since September 2019, Francisco joined Evonik Allentown’s lab as Head of Applied Technology for the General Industrial Coatings segment within the Coating Additives BL.