Michael J. Simko – With 30+ years at DuPont and INVISTA (a Koch subsidiary), Michael J. Simko has held a diverse number of roles in the Chemicals, Fibers, and Industrials markets; including R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, and Business Management.
Over the past 10 years as Business Director, he restructured a major fiber business by re-aligning and rationalizing seven production facilities (U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, U.K. Germany, and Taiwan), and directing the global sales teams with a refreshed and refined strategy for nylon textile fibers. In this role Mr. Simko has also led two start-up ventures, bringing new innovations in textiles from lab-scale to commercialization, setting up sourcing and distribution, as well as establishing the sales, marketing, and pricing plans. Being adept at understanding technologies, competitive analysis, product positioning, and portfolio management, Mr. Simko has identified and evaluated dozens of new textile fiber and chemical treament innovations for consideration for acquisition; incorporating several into the company’s portfolio.
Mr. Simko holds his Masters of Science Management from Thomas Edison State College, his Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and his Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Simko is the Principal at Stone Harbor Consulting, LLC, advising clients on business and market strategies.