Mumbai, India – Birla Carbon has appointed Dr. Ann Schoeb as chief research and development officer, the company announced 6 April.
Schoeb will have full responsibility for the R&D function at Birla Carbon and joins the company’s senior management team reporting to John Loudermilk, chief operating officer.
“Ann brings a wealth of experience creating value through research and development in a variety of chemical industries,” said Loudermilk.
Her “unique approach”, he went on to say, will accelerate Birla’s growth ambitions.
Prior to joining Birla Carbon, Schoeb served as the chief technology officer at AdvanSix, previously part of Honeywell’s resins and chemicals division until 2016.
She began her career with the Dow Chemical Co. as a research scientist and moved through various leadership roles over 16 years before joining Advansix/Honeywell in 2010.
Schoeb has a BSc in chemistry from Minnesota State University, an MSc in chemical engineering, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.