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Anthony Durante

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  • Higher Ed: Science 

BIO

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Organic and Pesticide Chemistry from Fordham University, New York, NY
MBA in Management from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
BS in Chemistry from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
- Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, Bronx, NY
Adjunct Professor teaching Chemistry lecture, recitation and lab sessions for non-science majors.
- Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Since 1991, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing teaching three courses:
Marketing Fundamentals, Advanced Marketing Management, New Products Development. Courses are rich in practical examples gathered from years of experience in R&D management.
- Fordham University, Graduate School of Business, Tarrytown, NY
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Marketing teaching New Products Development.
- The Turnaround Team, Westfield, NJ
Created and presented an interactive, multimedia technical training module for a multinational specialty chemical company the first of a kind, "pre-Internet" distance learning program.
- International Specialty Products, Wayne, NJ
Developed teaching media (text, video, audio and illustrations) and conducted workshops for the training of a team of Technical, Marketing and Sales professionals.
- Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, CT and Tarrytown, NY
Managed sales/marketing and technical training for Company businesses and gave presentations at many domestic and international technical and trade conferences.
EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS
Chem Systems (A Division of Nexant, Inc.), White Plains, NY
Director of Specialty Chemical Consulting - Since 1994, directed a group of researchers, consultants, and industry experts providing clients with the information to help make critical business and marketing decisions. Clients are the world's major chemical companies
The Turnaround Team, Westfield, NJ
Director of Consulting Services - Directed the firm's consulting practice and developed new business among clients in the chemical, electronic and precision cleaning equipment markets.
International Specialty Products, Wayne, NJ
Business Manager, Solvents and Intermediates Unit - Managed a team of 4 Marketing Managers and 5 chemists. Responsible for innovation, marketing and sales growth for specialty chemicals, comprising butanediol and a number of value-added derivatives.
Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, CT
Marketing and R&D Manager - Developed the marketing plans and supported overseas sales forces in silicone and urethane intermediates in several international markets. Directed the work of 10 chemists and technicians in the development and global technical service of silicone and urethane intermediates in diverse applications. 

EXPERTISE

Specialty Chemicals and Performance Materials
Silicones
Polyurethanes
Pesticides and Synergists
Oleochemicals, Soaps, Detergents and Surfactants
New Product Development and Management
Product Applications Development
Market Attractiveness Assessments
Evaluation of Market Entry and Access
International Marketing and Business Planning
Communications and Training
Opportunity Identification and Assessment 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Outlook for the Chemical Industry in the Next Decade; Sourcing and Synthesis of Natural Products for Cosmetics; Synthesis of Anti-Fungal Agents, Pesticides and Insecticide Synergists; Development of Polyurethane Carpet Backing, Synthetic Leather and Gasketing Materials; Synthesis and Commercialization of Silicone Resins and Additives in Coatings; Evaluation of Hydrocarbon and Fluorocarbon Refrigerants.