Dr Stephen Dunmead is a global business executive with over 30 years of operational leadership experience in the US-based global materials industry. He was chief operating officer at SWM International (NYSE: SWM) in Georgia. Prior to SWM International, Dr Dunmead spent over 15 years at OM Group (NYSE: OMG) in Ohio where he was a member of the corporate executive team and had responsibility for six businesses. Dr Dunmead started his career as a research engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. He later joined the Dow Chemical Company where he held a variety of research and business development positions. He holds 25 US Patents on Advanced Materials and Specialty Chemicals.