AOC announces new R&D vice president

Global resin supplier AOC has promoted Dr John McAlvin to vice president, technology. 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. According to AOC, 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 renovation and re-design of AOC’s R&D facility at its world headquarters.   

‘As vice president, McAlvin will lead AOC product leaders in developing and delivering industry-leading composite solutions,’ the company said.

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