Rocco Sapienza, Jr.
VP Operations North America
25 years experience in Liquid Crystal Industry: Production Assistant for Hallcrest, Inc., from 1986 to 1992; Sales Representative for Hallcrest, Inc. from 1992 - 1995. Founded Liquid Crystal Resources, Inc.(currently LCR Hallcrest) in 1998; Acting VP of Operations for LCR Hallcrest from 1998 to present.
Education: BS in Finance - Illinois State University
Managing Director of European Business
25 years’ experience in the Thermochromic Materials Industry 1987 to 1991 - Production & Set Up Hallcrest Liquid Crystal Division 1992 to 1998 – International Sales Manager, 1999 to 2001 – VP of Operations, 2002 to date – Managing Director of European Businesses LCR Hallcrest
Education: HND in Business
24 years experience in Liquid Crystal Industry: Chemist for Hallcrest, Inc. (1990 to 1992): Lab Manager for Hallcrest, Inc. (1992 – 1998); Founding team member of Liquid Crystal Resources, Inc., (1998); LCR Hallcrest Operations Manager (1998 – Current)
Education: BS in Chemistry - Illinois State University
Director, Engineering and R& D
40 years manufacturing engineering experience: Project Engineer - Sargent and Lundy (1974 - 1980); Controls and Automation Project Engineer Abbott Laboratories ( 1981 - 1985); Manager Equipment Engineering - Abbott Laboratories (1985 - 1990) Manager, Manufacturing Technology Development, Abbott Laboratories (1991 -2010); Director, Engineering and R&D - LCR Hallcrest (2010 – current)
Education: BS, MS Engineering, University of Illinois.
Director, Sales and Marketing
13 years of Liquid Crystal Experience: Sales Representative - Mead Johnson (1975-77); Gambro - Sales Representative (1977 - 1978); Product Manager Dialysis - Gambro (1979-1981); Director of Marketing - Gambro (1981-1983); Division Manager - Gambro (1983-1985); Vice President Sales - Biosearch (1986-1990); President - Beech Medical (1991-1999); Vice President Sales - Medical Indicators (2000-2005); Director Sales and Marketing - LCR Hallcrest (2006-Present)
Education: BA, St. Leo University, MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Scientist Liquid Crystal
32 years experience in Liquid Crystal industry: Senior Research Scientist – ICI plc (1979 – 1982); Product/Marketing Manager Thermochromic Liquid Crystals – BDH/Merck Ltd. (1982 – 1987); Technical Marketing Director – Hallcrest, Inc. (1987 – 1993); President – Hallcrest, Inc. (1993 – 1996); Executive VP – Hallcrest, Inc. /Managing Director – Hallcrest Ltd. (1996 – 2004); Site Director/Director Global Business Development – ISP Microcaps Ltd. (2004 – 2006); Scientist Liquid Crystal – LCR Hallcrest (2006 – present).
Education: PhD Physical Chemistry, BSc Chemistry & Physics – University of Exeter MRSC
Researcher Liquid Crystal
40 years experience with Liquid Crystal Materials; Development Technician – BDH Chemicals/Merck Ltd. (1973 – 1976); Laboratory Manager – BDH Chemicals/Merck Ltd. (1976 – 1987); Development Chemist – Hallcrest, Inc. (1987 – 1991); Technical Manager – Hallcrest Ltd. (1991 – 2004); Technical Manager – ISP Microcaps Ltd. (2004 – 2006); Researcher Liquid Crystal – LCR Hallcrest (2006 – present).
Education: BSc Chemistry – University of Hertfordshire MRSC
15 years of experience in the Liquid Crystal Industry: Chemist - Hallcrest, Inc. and LCR Hallcrest (1999 - 2008); Quality Manager - LCR Hallcrest (2008 - 2014); Operations Manager, LCR Hallcrest (2014 - Present)
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8 years experience in the Thermochromic / Photochromic Industry; Chemist - Color Change Corporation (2007-09); Thermochromic / Photochromic Chemist LCR Hallcrest (2009 to 2013); Laboratory Manager - LCR Hallcrest (2013 to Current)
Education – BS in Chemistry – Illinois State University
National Sales Manager
14 years experience in Liquid Crystal and Thermochromics: Liquid Crystal Production Pressmen - Hallcrest Inc.(2000-2003); Sales Manager Thermochromic Products - LCR Hallcrest (2004-2012); National Sales Manager, North America - LCR Hallcrest (2012-current)
Education: Marietta College in Marietta Ohio, DePaul University in Chicago 1999
15 years experience in Liquid Crystal Industry: Account Executive - Hallcrest, Inc. (1999 to 2003); Sales Representative - LCR Hallcrest (2003- current).
Education: Benedictine Univ. and Northern Illinois University