Chief Technology Officer
As Monolith’s Chief Technology Officer, Tom Maier is responsible for leading the core technology team, applications development center, materials science laboratories and intellectual property strategy. Dr. Maier has dedicated his entire 35-year career to developing new rubber and plastics products and then bringing them to market.
Maier’s previous experience includes over two decades at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, serving in a variety of R&D leadership roles in both the Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg facilities. He has also led R&D for several organizations, including Americhem and Tarkett North America. Most recently, Maier served as Vice President, R&D and in-house counsel for Novagard Solutions.
In addition to being published on a variety of industry topics, Maier has numerous patents and trade secrets pertaining to rubber and plastic products. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and he is an Ohio licensed attorney, receiving a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.