Mr David Merchin, Application Manager
Europe 2018 Audio Presentation - Umicore*
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Speaker Biography (David Merchin)
David MERCHIN holds a degree in Engineering from the School of Mines of Nancy in France, a Master of Science in Materials Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, and an executive diploma in marketing from French economic school HEC.
After 5 years of consulting in marketing of innovation, projects funding and competitive intelligence David joined Umicore in 2009 as a Technical Market Researcher within Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM) business unit.
He worked two years as Global Innovation Manager with the CTO and is now Emerging Applications Manager focusing on technical and market lithium-ion batteries evolution.
He is also Applied Technology Manager in charge of technical discussions with French players.
Company Profile (Umicore)
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Umicore is a materials technology group. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Advanced Materials, Precious Metals Products and Catalysts, Precious Metals Services and Zinc Specialties. Each business area is divided into market-focused business units, be it in products that are essential to everyday life or those at the cutting edge of new technological developments.
Umicore focuses on application areas where it knows its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy can make a real difference. Umicore generates approximately 50% of its revenues and spends approximately 80% of its R&D budget in the area of clean technology, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuel cells, and precious metals recycling. Umicore's overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on this ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.