Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation at Cargill
Florian Schattenmann is Cargill’s Chief Technology Officer. He oversees a global R&D team that is driven by the vision of relentlessly creating value for Cargill and its customers via research, application and product development, and technical service support across agriculture, food, animal feed and bio-industrial.
Prior to Cargill, Florian spent eight years at The Dow Chemical Company, most recently as Vice President for Performance Materials & Coatings R&D, where he led innovation across a diverse set of specialty businesses leveraging unique chemistries and advanced technology to drive market-focused product development. Florian has also held leadership roles at SulphCo Inc. and General Electric.
Florian has numerous publications, holds seven U.S. patents and serves on multiple scientific advisory committees. He earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and his Diplom Chemiker degree from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.