Grace shuffles R & D division

Grace Construction Products has announced a strategic realignment of its research and development organization.

The global R&D laboratories in Cambridge, Mass., will be organized into two research departments, Formulated Products and Materials Engineering.

Charles R. Cornman, Ph.D, has been appointed Director of Research & Development for the Formulated Products department. This group will focus on products and technologies driven by the needs of producers and contractors, including water reducers, superplasticizers, self-consolidatedconcrete, cement additives, concrete accelerators and retarders, liquid membranes, and rheology modifiers.

The Materials Engineering research department, under the interim leadership of Felek Jachimowicz, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Development, will focus on the development of technologies and products specified by engineers and architects.

All Grace research and development laboratories in Europe will be consolidated under the leadership of Michael Jung, Ph.D.

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