Newsmaker: Mike Zierden
Noteworthy: Named recently to the Carnegie Science Center board of directors
Family: Wife, Lisa; daughters, Anna, 11, and Audrey, 9
Occupation: Vice president and product manager of the polycarbonate division of Bayer Material Science
Education: Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, Villanova University, 1989; master's in business administration, Pepperdine University, 1995
Background: Joined Bayer in 1989 as a technical sales specialist and has held several management positions.
Quote: “I am at a point in my career to be able to give back to the community. My family and I have always loved the Carnegie Science Center. The science center is also a great fit with Bayer Material Science's efforts to further (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as our ‘Making Science Make Sense' program.”
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