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Cheryl Martin


  • Location: Washington, DC, United States
  • Organization: US Department of Energy

Career Profile
Cheryl A. Martin is Executive in Residence at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm focused on IT, life sciences and greentech. This position follows a twenty year career with Rohm and Haas Company (specialty chemicals, recently acquired by Dow Chemical). She joined Rohm and Haas in 1988 as a Senior Scientist for Plastics Additives. In 1993, Cheryl became Quality Systems Manager for the corporation, helping establish quality control data systems for manufacturing sites throughout North America. In 1994 she returned to Plastics Additives in both research and marketing. In 1999, Dr. Martin became Worldwide Market Manager for Specialty Coatings. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Martin was Director, Investor Relations where she was responsible for the company's interactions and relationships with the investment community. In 2003, she became Director, Financial Planning, and took on the responsibility for the planning, forecasting and management reporting activities of the company. In 2005, Dr. Martin was named General Manager of the company's Adhesives and Sealants business in North America. She assumed joint responsibility for the global business in April 2006.

Dr. Martin was the General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa from January 2007 until April 2009. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects (technology, operations, sales and marketing) of the business in this region. She was elected a Corporate Vice President in September 2007.

Dr. Martin earned an A.B. degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989.

She has been active in the American Chemical Society (ACS) at both the local and national levels and has served on a number of non-profit Boards in Philadelphia including the Corporate Alliance for Drug Education (CADE), the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Women's Way."
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