Frank J. Maile

Global Technical Director BU Effect Pigments

Schlenk Metallic Pigments - Kadion


Frank studied chemistry at the university of Stuttgart followed by a PhD at the Research Center of Pigments & Paints (FPL e.V.) Stuttgart, Germany. In 1999 he joined the pigments division of Merck KGaA in Darmstadt where he held several positions. In 2011 he joined Schlenk Metallic Pigments where presently he holds the position of a Global Technical Director. Frank is a visiting professor of innovation management and continues to publish in the areas of effect pigments and their applications, psychophysics, and appearance-related topics. Since 2015 he is a member of the advisory board of the Color Science Symposium (Smithers).

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