There are a wide range of opportunities for alumni, undergrads, grads and ph.ds alike. This semester we have highlighted a ton of these options through our alumni on @PennCareerDay. To check out their feeds, visit our Storify page here. We are excited to wrap up our semester by looking at life in Business Development at The Dow Chemical Company with alum, Matt Quale, on Tuesday, April 24th! Matt will discuss a day in his life, and will address how he collaborates with Ph.D’s that chose industry over academe. To learn more about Matt, read his bio below and remember to follow him on your last day of class!
Matt Quale is a Business Development Leader in the Ventures & Business Development group at The Dow Chemical Company. Matt is responsible for rapidly assessing and cultivating strategically enabling technologies and new business opportunities to drive Dow’s growth strategies. As the commercial lead on a collaborative team including a technology and finance partner, Matt focuses on the commercial aspects of new business development projects including market evaluation, industry trends, risk assessment and business model development.
Leading up to his current role, Matt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and joined ExxonMobil where he worked on hydroprocessing research. In 2000, Matt joined the Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials Business where he worked on Product Development, Technical Service, and Plant Support for the slurry products used in processing semiconductor wafers. Then in 2005 he moved to the Coatings Business where he led two process development groups. In 2009, Matt received an MBA from Villanova University and became the Global Process Automation Technology Leader for Dow Coating Materials (Dow acquired Rohm and Haas in April of 2009) where he led a global team of Process Automation practitioners.
Outside of work Matt serves on the Penn Engineering Alumni Society Board and enjoys photography, playing volleyball and soccer, and spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter.