Seeing the big picture: Leadership in action
Industry knowledge, at the molecular and macro levels
Tembec Vice President Business Development Derek Budgell truly has great chemistry with customers. As a Ph.D. in Physical Polymer Chemistry who is specialized in cellulose derivatives he understands our specialty cellulose products, and the products of our customers, at the molecular level. And his long international experience in research, production and general management gives him the perspective to recognize the economic and market forces that are shaping our business, and the businesses of our customers, at the macro level.
All this helps Tembec forecast industry trends – in terms of products, processes and technologies – so we focus our R&D efforts and manufacturing facilities on market segments and applications where customers get the most benefit.