Director Front End Innovation, Owens Corning
Dr. Chris Skinner has been the Director of Front End Innovation since October 2016. In this role he has responsibility for identifying and prototyping novel technologies in dedicated innovation spaces in Granville (Ohio) and Chambery (France) which are appropriate to the growth ambitions three divisions within Owens Corning. Dr. Chris Skinner was the Director of Product Platforms for the Composite Solutions Business at Owens Corning from October 2013 to October 2016. In this role he was responsible for the total product line of the $2Bn Composites business. In this role he was received three JEC Innovation awards and Frost & Sullivan’s “Best Product line” award for the Wind Energy Portfolio
He joined Owens Corning in 2009 and has worked in a range of technology and marketing roles within the Composite Solutions Business including the Global Technical Fabrics business and the Engineered Solutions business. Prior working at Owens Corning Dr. Skinner held the role of VP of Strategic Marketing for the Rhodia Polyamide Business based in Lyon, France.
Dr. Skinner also worked for more than 10 years at ICI / Huntsman Polyurethanes in various international assignments in technology and marketing in the UK, Belgium and Germany within a range of business units including Composite Panels, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes and the Automotive Group.
Dr. Skinner graduated from the Open University Business School with an MBA in 2001. He holds a Ph.D. and B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry from the University of Durham, UK.
Creating Material Innovation to Create 10x Growth in Mature Industries