Damien Polansky is the North American Market Manager for Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. He is also Global Market Segment Leader for telecommunications where he serves on the board of the Telecommunications Industry Association. In these roles, Damien is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of material science innovation projects, targeting improving efficiency and reliability of the global electrical and telecommunication infrastructures. Damien joined Dow in 1997, and has since held a variety of roles spanning numerous functions, including: manufacturing, R&D, Six Sigma and sales. He was appointed to his current role in 2009. Based in Houston, Texas, Damien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.