Vice President Marketing
Dr. Burn comes to Solecta with a keen focus on the client. She holds a PhD in Chemistry and has completed Executive Business and Marketing programs at the Wharton Business School, Avery Institute of Executive Education, and the SMEAL College of Business, Penn State University.
Melinda has extensive experience in the specialty chemical industry across multiple end-use markets in roles spanning research, manufacturing, product management, sales, marketing and business leadership. She has worked for a number of the leading chemical companies including DuPont, Invista, Hercules, Ashland and most recently Solenis, both domestically and internationally.
In her role at Solecta, Melinda's focus is collaborating with clients, partners, and engineering teams to understand long term needs. From this, develop a long term strategy looking at markets, applications, and geographies to help build a model that focuses on bottom line results for the client and for Solecta. In partnership with clients and industry resources, she helps reinforce Solecta's thought leadership and unique focus which drives Solecta's success.
Melinda's optimistic attitude and drive for success comes from one of her favorite quotes, "Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”