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Valerie Patrick

Dr. Patrick is the Sustainability coordinator for Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience, LLC (BMS). In this role she develops strategy that facilitates progress towards and tracks progress towards the focal points of Bayer’s regional North American vision on sustainable development. With 24 years of experience, Dr. Patrick has established herself as an effective leader of challenging technical initiatives and bringing valuable innovations to the business marketplace.

Most recently, Dr. Patrick led the Creative Center for Bayer MaterialScience LLC.  The Creative Center uses proven tools and a systematic approach to manage the often times, unclear front end of innovation; tracking social, economic, and technology trends and identifying potential growth areas ripe for BMS material innovations. In addition, the Creative Center currently brings value to BMS by facilitating creative process with our colleagues and customers in the quest for future business, shining a light on target-rich areas for BMS innovations and building a network based on our credibility as experienced innovators.

Dr. Patrick received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 1984. She went on to receive her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California in 1987 and 1988 respectively. She serves on the board of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), as a member of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI).

Patrick was honored by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh with a Women’s Leadership Award for her demonstrated leadership and excellence in the workplace and the region.