Applied Technology Chemist, Bostik, Inc.Kelley Gerschke is a Technical Account Manager at Bostik in the Global Nonwovens Division. She has worked in the adhesive industry for over six years, in both product development and applied technology. In her current role, Ms. Gerschke is responsible for working with customers to select and optimize adhesives for use in constructing disposable hygiene articles. Ms. Gerschke received her BS Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Chemical Engineering.
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