Dr Juergen Wegner’s expertise in global adhesives and coating technologies spans more than thirty years of experience in the chemical industry with a special focus on adhesives, sealants, coatings, wood preservatives, and construction chemicals. He spent his entire professional career with Henkel at its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with most of that time devoted to R&D of adhesives, sealants and coatings, including application technology of these product categories. He also gathered deep insight in marketing and sales of adhesives, coatings and auxiliary products as head of a respective business unit with pan-European responsibility for a EUR 150 MM business. Through active work in the board or as president of several national and European organisations such as FEICA, IVK, IGI and Deutsche Bauchemie (German Construction Chemicals Association), Dr Wegner knows the European scene for adhesives, sealants and coatings very well, and is well known to the industry. His knowledge spans global business perspectives, strategic technology planning and general business management. Since retirement from Henkel in 2003 as the Global Vice President of Adhesives Technology, Dr Wegner joined ChemQuest as one of its European consultants in Düsseldorf, Germany, and currently is Vice President, ChemQuest Europe. Dr Wegner holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Munich Technical University. He spent a year as Post-doc at Clarkson University in NY State, and attended several management courses at INSEAD Business School in France.