Dr. Gómez has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia, and MS in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his technical training, Dr. Gómez received an MBA from New York University (Stern School of Business) with concentration in International Business, Finance & Marketing.
Dr. Gómez's 20 year’s industry experience resides in the plastics, specialty chemicals and electro-optical equipment industries where he has conducted basic and applied R&D, evaluation and acquisitions of technologies and companies, international business development, and corporate strategic planning.
Dr. Gómez initiated his professional life at the R&D laboratories of Union Carbide Corporation in Tarrytown, New York where he conducted research in glass fiber reinforced composite materials. He later served as Vice President and Business Manager of Datacolor and Equitech, manufacturers of color measuring instruments and software, providing leadership in sales & marketing worldwide.
Dr. Gómez is a member of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), American Chemical Society (ACS), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).