Aspen Aerogels Appoints Bilgrien to Head R&D
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels announced today that Carl Bilgrien has been appointed vice president, research and development. Dr. Bilgrien brings a diverse R&D background to Aspen Aerogels with comprehensive industrial experience in silicon-based materials. He is a 19 year veteran of the Dow Corning Corporation where he contributed in a range of R&D, business development and management roles. Dr. Bilgrien will provide valuable perspective through his experience in the Elastomer, Automotive, Paper, Adhesives, Coatings, Chemical and Electronics Industries. He is recognized as an innovator and has, authored 14 US patents in silicone elastomers, coatings and their various applications. He will direct Aspen Aerogel's research, development, and intellectual property activities. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051024/NYM226 ) "We're excited that Carl is joining our team. With his extensive experience and leadership skills, we will continue to maintain our position at the forefront of aerogel technology with the introduction of next generation products," said Don Young, Aspen Aerogels' CEO. Bilgrien's appointment comes just as Aspen has opened its new R&D laboratories at its headquarters in Northborough, MA. "Clearly our commitment to maintaining our leadership position aerogel technology and its easy application across multiple industries is underscored and invigorated with Carl's appointment and coincides well with the opening of our new R&D facilities. About Aspen Aerogels Aspen Aerogels, supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogels with insulating properties that outperform traditional materials by 2 to 8 times. Unlike other aerogel material providers, Aspen provides the thermal and acoustic performance of aerogels in a ready-to-use blanket impregnated with the silica nanostructures. This blanket format makes it easy for Aspen customers to conserve energy and save money in oil and gas recovery, LNG shipping and storage, apparel, military, aerospace and energy industries. In addition, Aspen is actively developing applications in the building/construction, automotive and fuel cell markets. Press Contacts North & South America John Miller email@example.com +1 609 989 9600 Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Martha de Monclin firstname.lastname@example.org +33 1 34 74 54 62 Aspen Aerogels www.aerogel.com 508-691-1111 email@example.com
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