Charles (Chuck) Paul is Vice President – Technology at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. Chuck has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and over 30 years of experience in materials R&D and R&D management. His expertise is in polymer-based systems, where he has published several book chapters, and holds over 50 US patents. In his current role within New Business Development he provides technology assessments for all potential investments be they M&A or venture. Chuck spends the majority of his time supporting Henkel-Ventures to find relevant start-up companies and technologies across North America, and to support existing investments in this region.