Foss Performance Materials Leadership

Bill joined Foss Performance Materials in 1989 as a Product Development Engineer. During his tenure at Foss Performance Materials, he has been involved in many aspects of operations including Director of Product Engineering and Planning, Manager of the Automotive Fabrics Division, and various R&D and Process Engineering positions. Bill has been involved in many projects including the development of applications that reduce waste and providing technical support to ongoing investments in the improvement of fiber and fabric and the implementation and development of Automotive, Decorative, Technical, and Footwear applications. Bill has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Foss Performance Materials he was an Engineer at Nashua Corporation Computer Products Division.
Dave is the executive vice president of sales for Foss Performance Materials. He has been with the company since 1973, holding previous positions as vice president of operations, plant manager, sales supervisor, and shift supervisor. Throughout his tenure at Foss Performance Materials, Dave has a proven track record as an innovated leader with diverse management expertise in all aspects of this multi-market business. He has led four acquisitions efforts that resulted in the increase of market share and improved cash flow. As a strategic thinker, with a passion for improvement, he is able to conceptualize, analyze, and simplify complex issues and relate them to the overall objective. His business philosophy centers on Teambuilding and Employee Empowerment through respect, honesty, integrity, goal establishment, and accountability. Dave is a Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with degrees in Psychology and Business Management. He has participated in various educational courses in Mergers and Acquisitions, Inventory Management, Logistics, Customer Service Excellence, as well as a variety of Quality oriented seminars, such as QS9000, Cost of Quality, and Six Sigma Approaches. He is an active member in a variety of associations including American Fiber Manufacturers Association, IFAI, and Babson’s President’s Club.
Jacqueline Traynor is the director of research and product development for Foss Performance Materials. Jacki joined Foss Performance Materials in 1978 after graduating from University of Massachusetts (Lowell) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Jacki’s tenure at Foss Performance Materials includes prior responsibilities as plant chemist involved with the development and application of latex saturants and coatings, process engineer, division manager of Finishing Operations as well as the director of manufacturing for the Footwear and Technical Products Business Units. Her many years of hands-on industry experience delivers a broad spectrum of business, manufacturing, engineering, product development, and regulatory experience. In her role as director of research and product development, Jacki brings commitment, passion, and an in-depth understanding of the company’s manufacturing capabilities to bring new products through the development cycle from concept to commercialization.