Ms. Cole is the Senior Vice President of Research, Development and Innovation. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. Ingrid has over 24 years of R&D, technical service and innovation management experience in the specialty chemical industry. She was previously the Vice President and Global Innovation Portfolio Manager for Henkel’s Consumer Packaging and Construction business. In this role, she managed a +200M€ innovation portfolio and implemented a new product development and project management process to improve execution and speed to market. Prior to her role in Innovation, she was the Vice President of Technical Customer Service for North America at Henkel and National Starch and Chemical Company. Ingrid also has a background in R&D, developing adhesives across multiple technologies and applications. She holds seven patents for novel adhesives utilized in the food and consumer packaging business.