Dr. Theresa Kotanchek is the Chief Executive Officer of Evolved Analytics LLC, a data science and analytics software and systems provider (www.evolved-analytics.com).
Prior to assuming her current role, Dr. Kotanchek spent 23 years in executive and leadership positions at The Dow Chemical Company, including Vice President for Sustainable Technologies, Innovation Sourcing and Information Research (2010-2013), Chief Technology Officer of Dow Chemical China Company Limited (2006-2010), Global Business Director of Dow Ventures (2003-2005), Global R&D Director of Dow Plastics (2000-2003), and Corporate Director of Materials Science and Engineering (1998-2000).
Dr. Kotanchek holds a doctorate in Materials Science, a masters of science in Ceramic Science, and a bachelor of science in Ceramic Science & Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She has published over 100 technical articles, holds 6 US patents and has given over 200 invited talks.
In 2011-2012, Dr. Kotanchek served as the industrial led and working group co-chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Initiative, which resulted in the creation and launch of the National Network of Manufacturing Institutes. She is an active member of the Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, Council of Industrial Research, and Society of Women Engineers. She has served on the Shanghai American Chamber of Congress Science & Technology Subcommittee, the US National Academy of Engineers “Making Value for America” committee and numerous university boards, including chairing Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Institute.