Rick A. Ziebell, a Graduate of Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering from California Polytechnic University, his academic work also includes Application Studies in Polymer Technology with Dow. His work has earned him patentee status in chemical application and use patents in silicone technology. With more than thirty years’ experience he has worked LSR and HCR development for Dow Corning Corporation for both Medical and Industrial Products divisions. He now serves as V.P. of Technology for R.D. Abbott Company the North American distribution and technical service representative for Dow Performance Elastomers (previously Dow Corning).