Joe Fox is the Director of Emerging & External Technologies for Ashland Inc., a global diversified specialty chemical company. He is a key member of the Global Business Development group that supports Ashland’s Performance Materials Division, a leading supplier of thermosetting resins for polymer composite applications.
Joe is responsible for identifying significant growth opportunities for Ashland’s composite resins’ business by finding new applications for composites & by developing partnerships throughout the value chain. He is the focal point for Performance Materials’ open innovation initiatives and for identifying technology at other companies, universities and federal laboratories that can impact Ashland.
Joe serves on the board of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), Polymer Ohio, and the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center. He has served as co-chair of the IRI’s External Technology Network, as chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), and as Ashland’s representative on the Ohio Polymer Strategy Council.