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AOC announces Dr. John McAlvin as R&D Vice President

News International-French

29 Sep 2017

Global resin supplier AOC celebrated the promotion of Dr. John McAlvin to Vice President, Technology, strengthening the company’s commitment to innovating chemistries for both today and tomorrow’s composite solutions. 

He will succeed Dr. Tom Folda, who served as Senior Vice President, Technology until his retirement in September.

McAlvin started his career with AOC as a scientist in 2000, working through the ranks to Senior Scientist and R&D manager before entering his most recent role as R&D Director since 2012. He has developed new and improved technologies for open mold customers and expanded manufacturing to India, Thailand and Vietnam. He has also authored patents for styrene-free and weathering resins and gel coats. Most recently, McAlvin has overseen the complete renovation and re-design of AOC’s R&D facility at its World Headquarters, which has increased the facility’s square footage and better equipped the AOC team to meet customer needs.   

As Vice President, McAlvin will lead AOC product leaders in developing and delivering industry-leading composite solutions. McAlvin earned his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Stony Brook University.  He will be based in AOC’s corporate R&D center located in Collierville, Tennessee.