Dr. Bretches is a retired Research Fellow from DuPont with more than 32 years of experience in urethane and aramid polymer chemistry, film, fiber formation, processing technology, and technical and project management.

Don’s varied international experiences included four years in Singapore as senior polymer technologist with responsibility for design, construction, startup and operation of a new Lycra* manufacturing plant and liaison duties with the Singapore Department of the Environment and Ministry of Labor. Dr. Bretches earn his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Purdue University and currently resides with his wife in Waynesboro, Virginia.