Ethel Bermejo Joins Bixby International as Development Program Manager

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Ethel Bermejo was brought on to enhance the pace, and provide the highest level of technical knowledge and support for Bixby International

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Bixby knows that in the research and development process, speed is crucial to our customers. Ethel was brought on to enhance the pace, and provide the highest level of technical knowledge and support. We are excited about her joining Bixby....

Bixby International, a custom thermoplastic sheet extruder and laminator offering one of the broadest polymer and substrate selections in the industry, has recently added Ethel Bermejo to its Research & Development department.

Bermejo, a native of Barcelona, Spain, earned her BSc. and MSc. in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona. During her last year of study, she was awarded two scholarships to work at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Professor Daniel Price. While there, Bermejo wrote and presented her research project, which was entitled “Hydrothermal Synthesis of Compounds Derived from Cobalt and Oxalates."

After completing her honors project in Scotland, Bermejo returned to Spain where she did a six-month internship at the Super Computational Center of Catalonia (CESCA). Shortly thereafter, she took part in another six-month internship, this one at Esbelt, a Spanish-based manufacturer of conveyor belts. It was during her time there that Bermejo was introduced to the fascinating world of polymers and their endless possibilities. In 2011, after finishing her internships and receiving her degrees, Bermejo joined The Lubrizol Corporation-Merquinsa (TPU) as a member of its Research & Development application department.

At the end of 2014, Bermejo took her passion for polymers to Bixby International, where she was hired as a development program manager, working under the supervision of VP R&D Marc Gagnon. In addition to defining projects based on the unique requirements of customers, and leading independent R&D application projects, Bermejo also implements new technologies in Bixby’s Application Laboratory, which helps yield valuable information about the properties of products and their processing performance.

Dan Rocconi, Bixby International President, explains the significance of Bermejo’s addition to the R&D team: “Bixby knows that in the research and development process, speed is crucial to our customers. Ethel was brought on to enhance the pace, and provide the highest level of technical knowledge and support. We are excited about her joining Bixby, and are confident that her intelligence and skills will greatly benefit our customers.”

ABOUT BIXBY INTERNATIONAL
Bixby International Corporation is a custom thermoplastic sheet extruder and laminator offering one of the broadest polymer material and substrate selections in the industry. Now in its second century of manufacturing in the USA, the company specializes in delivering practical solutions for the most challenging mono- and multi-layer plastic sheet applications in the world.

Bixby leverages their core competencies of material, process, and application expertise to meet the most demanding design, engineering and manufacturing challenges of their customers in markets ranging from agriculture to energy and mining to medical devices.

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