About

Jim Botkin is an experienced technical, marketing, and regulatory affairs professional with over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, both at industry leading companies and as a successful independent consultant.  He currently resides in Madison, New Hampshire, which is located in the foothills of the White Mountains.

Principal | BotkinChemie | Apr 2005 to present
Founded BotkinChemie to provide technical, regulatory, and other business services to companies in the specialty chemicals industry. Successfully completed the GreenScreen® Practitioner Program for chemical hazard assessments in December 2015.

Director of Technical & Regulatory Services | Sabo International Americas Inc. | Jan to Nov 2016
“Reverse sabbatical” with leading producer of hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) and other plastic additives to develop fresh perspectives of the industry.  Provided technical, regulatory, and marketing support to new business development in the Americas.

Industry Manager | Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation | 1999 to Mar 2005
Responsible for marketing and new product introductions in the automotive and rotational molding segments in the Plastic Additives business.

Technical Director | Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation | 1995 to 1999
Responsible for new product development, application development, and technical service for additives for engineering plastics, elastomers, adhesives, polyurethanes, styrenic polymers, and PVC.

Senior / Staff Scientist | Ciba-Geigy Corporation | 1989 to 1994
Technical specialist in the stabilization of engineering plastics, polyurethane foams, and polyamide fibers.

Research Scientist | Amoco Performance Products Inc. | 1986 to 1989
Conducted synthesis and scale-up of polyaryletherketones and specialty monomers.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, with honors | Northeastern University | 1986

M.S. in Chemistry | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | 1983

B.S. in Chemistry, with honors | Florida State University | 1981

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