Dave recently finished his career as a business unit manager for the Scot Fetzer Co after a long career commercializing R&D programs while as an R&D manager for the BASF Construction Products Division (Master Builders), then as a VP of R&D with the Pennzoil Corp. In these roles his teams consistently achieved double digit percentages of new product sales to total product sales. He was the recipient of three NorTech awards (1995, 1998, & 2001) for innovations in the area of automotive aftermarket products.
Thomas A. Waltermire was Chairman and CEO of PolyOne Corporation, an international polymer company. He has also served in executive positions with BF Goodrich and The Geon Company. Tom led Geon in its initial public offering as CFO and later served as its Chairman & CEO. After leaving PolyOne, Mr. Waltermire served for several years as CEO of Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO), a regional private-sector-led economic development organization. Mr. Waltermire’s education includes a B.S. in Biological Sciences from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Waltermire serves on several business boards, spanning both large and early stage companies. He was the founding Chairman of the Ohio Polymer Strategy Council, appointed by three Ohio Governors to the Third Frontier Advisory Board and is a Board Member of The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Zoological Society, ideastream (PBS/NPR) and Baldwin Wallace University.