Donavon Kirschbaum

Donavon Kirschbaum

Donavon Kirschbaum 
Manager - Applications Engineer, NatureWorks


Deep Tracks from Technical Development

With a combined 40+ years of experience in the bioplastics industry, Donavon Kirschbaum, Manager - Applications Engineer, and Jed Randall, Principal Scientist, are responsible for some of the biggest technical innovations in Ingeo applications. Come sit with the guys as they tell stories about the big failures and bigger ideas that have driven the last 10 years of innovation.

About Donavon Kirschbaum

Donavon Kirschbaum has over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry and 26 of those years have been in the applications engineering and product development segment of NatureWorks. Donavon holds extensive knowledge in all areas of plastics processing including sheet extrusion, films, injection molding, fiber spinning, nonwovens, and compounding. He has built and managed a state-of-the-art pilot applications development facility within his tenure at NatureWorks.

Donavon’s previous work experience include a small injection molding company and he holds an MBA, BS in Business Management, and associate degrees in Polymer Technology and Electronics.


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