David Kimmel Director of Market Development, IT and Display Materials Mitsubishi Chemical Company
Bio: With a background in polymer chemistry and film processing, David Kimmel entered the display market in 2002 with Tredegar Corporation, a preeminent supplier of thin film process materials. Living and working predominantly in Asia from 2005-2014, he partnered with leading display material companies to advance manufacturing technology for critical components including glass substrates, polarizer assemblies, and backlight films. In 2014, David joined Eastman Chemical to dig deeper into optical engineering; he led teams developing the advanced polymers used in polarizer compensation films. In 2018, Mitsubishi Chemical invited David to join a new regional headquarters for the Americas and directly support the display development community here. In addition to being a global technology leader in optical polyester and polyvinyl alcohol films used in displays, Mitsubishi Chemical also produces advanced optical films such as its Lumirex™ white reflector films and Clearfit™ optically clear adhesive films.