Tom Kinneman, MBA – Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North Shore InnoVentures. Mr. Kinneman is a Vice President of the North Shore Technology Council. Formerly President of the Image Polymers unit of Mitsui Chemicals, headquartered in Wilmington, MA. With dedicated plants in Tennessee and Scotland, the company develops, manufactures and markets resins used in toners for laser printers and copiers. Mr. Kinneman has a consistent record of new business growth and profit improvement in diverse American, European and Asian markets. He has strong strategic capabilities, broad general management background, proven leadership of multi-functional, global teams. Particularly skilled in driving new technology introductions, establishing new businesses and penetrating international markets, Mr. Kinneman successfully led global businesses in electronic chemicals, coating resins and specialty pigments. Five years managing European paper chemicals business from the Netherlands; three years running Asian specialty chemicals business from Singapore. Mr.Kinneman earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell and an MBA in International Business from the University of Connecticut.