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Officers and Board of Directors

IRI is governed by an elected Board of Directors, operating under a Constitution and By-Laws formulated by the membership. The Board consists of the Chairman, Chairman-Elect, Vice Chairman, immediate Past Chairman, and 12 other directors. Each member of the Board is elected to a three-year term and is not eligible for two consecutive terms. When a person is elected Vice Chairman, that person automatically becomes Chairman-Elect the following year, and Chairman the year after. Two candidates for Vice Chairman and for each opening on the Board are presented to the membership by a Nominating Committee in an annual election.

Officers

Chairman: Daniel Abramowicz, Crown Holdings, Inc.
Chairman-Elect: Tom Kavassalis, Xerox Innovation Group
Vice Chairman: John Hillenbrand, Owens Corning
Past-Chairman: Martha Collins, Air Products

Board of Directors

 

Name Company Term Ending
Virginia Brandt Energizer 2016
Raymond Cosner The Boeing Company 2015 
John Evans      Lockheed Martin  2016 
Joseph Fox Ashland, Inc. 2017
Louis Gritzo     FM Global 2015 
E. Jefferson Hynds Ingersoll Rand  2016 
Mark Matlock  Archer Daniels Midland 2017 
Richard Michelman  Michelman, Inc.  2017 
Karen Milley J.M. Smucker Co. 2017
Spencer Pugh Battelle   2016
John Reid Ingersoll Rand 2016
Douglas Smith The Timken Company 2015

Media Inquiries

For more information or to arrange an interview with an innovation or Research & Development expert, please contact
Michele Taussig, Vice President, Marketing & Communications at 703.647.2588 or taussig@iriweb.org

Additional Information

About IRI
History
Board of Directors
Membership Roster
IRI Position Statement
2014 R&D Trends Survey
2013 R&D Trends Survey