Mar-Bal Inc. (Chagrin Falls, OH, US), a manufacturer of thermoset composites and innovative solutions provider, reported on Dec. 1 that it has named Mark Imbrogno its new director of materials engineering. Imbrogno will be responsible for all facets of the materials engineering department. He will drive research, materials development, support program launch implementations and inspire the long-range materials technology pipeline at Mar-Bal. The announcement was made by Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar- Bal, Inc. Imbrogno will report to Balogh.
“We are very excited about Marc’s arrival and I am very confident that his vast industry experience combined with his immense composites knowledge will drive a new culture of materials technology development for us at Mar-Bal,” says Balogh. “This talent acquisition is consistent with our strategic plan to be the premier thermoset composites solution provider and will complement our continued growth and success.”
Imbrogno brings more than 20 years of composite materials engineering experience at The Composites Group, Master Builders Technologies (now BASF) and Glastic Corp. Most recently, Imbrogno was the corporate director of market and product development at The Composites Group. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Akron.
“I am very excited to join Mar-Bal in this role where I know that we can drive new materials technologies in existing markets and drive innovative opportunities in new markets as well,” says Imbrogno. “I look forward to aligning these new material technologies with the other core competencies of Mar-Bal – the integrated model and solid industry reputation of engineering design, formulation, compounding, molding and finishing will only be stronger.”