The Materials Research Society (MRS) has announced a new appointment to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015. David J. Parrillo, global Research and Development director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics for The Dow Chemical Co., has accepted a one-year appointment to the MRS Board of Directors and will serve on the MRS Finance Committee. Parrillo has 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, application development, and technology commercialization. Before he joined Dow in 2007, he held positions at General Electric and Air Products and Chemicals.

Parrillo acted as a meeting chair for the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting and was a featured speaker at both the 2010 and 2011 MRS Technology Innovation Forums. Along with his MRS experience, Parrillo’s executive leadership and career experience in R&D and commercialization of new technologies will provide a unique and important perspective to Board discussions.

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