I joined Croda Brazil in 2001 as a Research Chemist. I was part of the team developing new products and processes. I was also there to give plant support on chemical and technological issues. This all gave me a large amount of experience on all steps of the R&D process.
I was responsible for R&D projects, leading a small and committed team to achieve the objectives proposed relating to new products for Croda do Brazil, including new grades of existing products, transference of technology from other sites and innovation.
I was invited to focus my work on development of new products and technologies, on medium and long term projects, according to market needs. It is challenging work where I can use the experience acquired over several years, creativity and knowledge, with special attention to achieve innovative results. More recently, I have also contributed to the review process of already implemented products and identified possible opportunities to improve efficiency.