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Jeffrey Bornstein specializes in bringing technology and markets together to provide new products and approaches to add sales and value in chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals, plastics, glass, energy, food, nutrition, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, enzymes, and other markets globally.
Mr. Bornstein was a Vice President at Strategic Analysis, Inc. from October 1996 to August 2014. He had responsibility for the firm's largest clients including DuPont, Bayer, BASF, BHP, Dow, Evoni and others. He also completed assignments for a unit of the United Nations. Mr. Bornstein managed market research, market development, product development, business intelligence, marketing and strategic planning globally on five continents. He introduced the product and concept generation function as a practice area, adding $millions in sales of new products for clients and has directed hundreds of projects resulting in acquisitions, divestitures, new products and investments in companies and technologies.
Prior to his employment at Strategic Analysis, Mr. Bornstein was director of commercial development for A.E. Staley/Tate & Lyle in Decatur, Illinois. His responsibilities included market research and product introductions for all things related to starch and soybeans from seed, fertilizer, plant protection, farming and processing to commercial development of new products derived primarily from corn and soybeans in adhesives, chemicals, plastics, paper, packaging, coatings, and other applications.
Mr. Bornstein was a founder of Fully Compounded Plastics (FCP) a biodegradable plastic company and co-inventor of the product. He was responsible for marketing, sales and technical service, and ultimately became President of the company.
Mr. Bornstein was a board member of the Midwest Plant Biotechnology Consortium sponsored by Argonne Labs and Northern Illinois University and was a grant reviewer for the USDA Alternative Agriculture Research Corporation. For his work in alternative uses for agricultural products he received an appreciation award from the National Corn Growers Association. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, Society of Plastics Engineers, American Chemical Society, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Mr. Bornstein has a BS in Chemical Engineering from The Polytechnic Institute of New York University and an MBA in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.