Ray Cocco has been with PSRI for eight years where he has the role of President and CEO. PSRI is a consortium-based company with 35 member companies headquartered in Canada, France, Brazil, Finland, Germany, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Before PSRI, Ray spend 17 years with The Dow Chemical Company where he led research and development efforts in numerous particle technology platforms including the production of WoodStalkTM (a particleboard made of straw) for Dow BioProducts, the production of vinyl chloride monomer and RCl oxidation using fluidized beds, the production of hydrocarbon using circulating fluidized beds, the development of polyolefin catalyst for fluidized beds, and in the production of aluminum nitride and silicon carbide ceramic powders using moving bed reactors. In addition, Dr. Cocco was instrumental in bring in computational fluid dynamics, Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma methodologies into Dow’s research environment. He has 50 publications, three book chapters, several patents, numerous of invited presentations and consults for industry, national labs and universities on a regular basis.
Particulate Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI)