Dr. Frank J. Maile

Global Technical Director BU Effect Pigments

Kadion - Schlenk


Dr. Frank J. Maile studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and then obtained a doctorate at the Research Center for Pigments & Paints (FPL e.V.) Stuttgart, Germany. In 1998 he received the FARBE & LACK award from Vincentz Verlag Hannover and in 2000 the APi award (section «Paint Chemistry» within the German Society of Chemists, GDCh) for his PhD work. In 1999 he joined the pigment division of Merck KGaA in Darmstadt where he held several positions. In 2010 he received the «Best Presentation Award» of the annual conference (Lackchemietagung, section «Paint Chemistry» within the Society of Chemists, GDCh). In 2011 he took over the responsibility for the Business Unit Coatings & Plastics of Schlenk Metallic Pigments GmbH in Roth, Germany. Since 2019, he has held the position of Global Technical Director BU Effect Pigments. Frank is a visiting professor for innovation management and member of the section «Paint Chemistry» at the German Society of Chemists, GDCh. Since 2015 he is a member of the board of the Color Science Symposium (Smithers). Contact: frank.maile@schlenk.de

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