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Image of Grace employee Courtney Spain

My Job: Sr. R&D Lab Supervisor

My Workplace: Columbia, Maryland

What I Do: My responsibility as the R&D Lab Supervisor is to provide administrative leadership to a catalyst evaluations team of seven technicians in support of the Specialty Catalyst product line. Catalyst evaluation is a vital part of developing new products, supporting manufacturing operations, and providing tech service support for customers.

Why I Work Here: Being a part of the Grace Specialty Catalyst Polypropylene R&D Team affords me the opportunity to follow my passion for S.T.E.M. and be involved in projects that impact the global market. I consider it a privilege and great joy to aid in the catalyst development of products Grace sales to industry leaders to manufacture materials that are incorporated into are everyday lives; from shampoo bottles, to car bumpers, to potato chip bags - the field of polypropylene catalysis is vast and exciting!


My Job: Head of Apprenticeship Germany

My Workplace: Worms, Germany

Image of Grace employee Sascha Kretz

What I Do: I'm responsible for coordinating and managing the apprenticeship program for Grace in Germany. In my role, I mentor, coach, and serve as the primary contact for apprentices and school representatives. Moreover, I'm actively involved in recruiting and recruiting marketing activities. Apart from my responsibilities concerning the apprenticeship program, I'm one of Grace's safety advisors and internal auditor with regard to environment, health, and safety.

Why I Work Here: I enjoy working with energetic, and talented people by guiding them through their apprenticeship experience with Grace. Why do I enjoy working here so much? That's simple -- because it is always fun and very rewarding! Furthermore, I consider all of my colleagues’ reliable partners, and value Grace's benefits, as well as focus on employee safety. Every day, I feel valued and appreciated, which is something that allows me to grow and implement new ideas. There is always a place for innovation, and I very much like to be part of a winning team.


Image of Grace employee Sarah Waller

My Job: Director, Technology Services

My Workplace: Columbia, Maryland

What I Do: I am responsible for creating and driving a top tier services organization. I design and implement a services organization across Specialty Catalyst (SC) and lead the Global Services organization to include direct management of the Technical Customer Service (CS) global team, the UNIPPAC® software development. I create the business model to help customers maximize the value that our licensing and catalyst technology provide. 

Why I Work Here: Grace has a tremendous culture of putting our customers first, and it's very rewarding to be a part of a talented team that wants to help our customers achieve their goals and win in the marketplace. My career here has always been rewarding and challenging, as I've been able to have many positions within the company. I joined Grace in operations and have since had many different roles in planning, global marketing, and sales.


My Job: Forklift Operator

My Workplace: Sorocaba, Brazil

Image of Grace employee Vanderson Correa

What I Do: I am responsible for the organization of materials (finished and raw materials) in the shipping and receiving area.

Why I Work Here: I like to work here because it has a great working climate. It is a company concerned about employees’ safety and development. In addition, it has good benefits.


Image of Grace employee Wong Ka Po

My Job: General Sales Manager, Greater China (Materials Technologies)

My Workplace: Hong Kong

What I Do: I'm responsible for driving the business growth in the Greater China region.

Why I Work Here: Grace offers a great multicultural work environment and global experience. We are recognized as market leaders in various applications and I am proud to be a part of the team. Our management are open to my opinions and we are encouraged to express our ideas. We are recognized if we perform well.


My Job: Director, Global Business Development

My Workplace: Columbia, Maryland

Image of Grace employee Manu Rego

What I Do: I am accountable for driving organic sales growth through the development of significant new business opportunities at Corporate Accounts and select Key Accounts, working closely with Sales and Marketing. I lead a team that project manages our voice of customer, innovation pipeline and application partnerships.

Why I Work Here: I work with world-class technical and business leaders inside Grace and with Grace's clients. I have the opportunity to change our industry through catalyst innovations that are the main enablers of the markets we serve. Grace provides a working environment that encourages risk taking, collaboration, and continuous skill development.


Image of Grace employee Feng Xiao

My Job: Product Manager, Asia Pacific, Engineered Materials

My Workplace: Shanghai, China

What I Do: I am in a project manager position focusing on internal profit and risk management as it relates to product portfolio management, outsourcing, and key suppliers.

Why I Work Here: I have professionally grown with Grace over the years. I'm proud of helping to expand our business and teams.


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