Chief Operating Officer
Jim Smith oversees all engineering, research and development, manufacturing and supply chain operations at NuSil. Prior to joining NuSil in 2013, Jim spent 25 years at Dow Corning in various executive roles, including Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations, Specialty Chemicals Business Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Product Line Management, Midland Site Manager, Executive Director of Global Logistics, and Specialty Chemicals Asia Business Director.
Jim has diverse and proven global leadership experience in business & commercial management, manufacturing and supply chain logistics as well as extensive knowledge in silane & silicone chemistry and processing.
Jim spent several years in Asia, specifically Shanghai, where he oversaw the Chinese division of Dow Corning’s specialty chemicals business. During his tenure in Asia, Jim led Dow Corning’s acquisition of Nippon Unicar, a strategic expansion for the company in specialty silicones for the Asia/Pacific market.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University.