Minas Apelian

What they do: VP, R&D & Global Director of NOVA External Ventures
Where they do it: Saint-Gobain
How they contribute: Guest Speaker
Minas Apelian is Senior Vice President of R&D for the Saint-Gobain CertainTeed business and the Global Director of Saint-Gobain NOVA External Ventures. Minas leads the design, development and execution of the next generation of CertainTeed’s overall Research and Development strategy. Minas joined CertainTeed Corporation in 2013 following tenures at J.M. Huber and Mobil Oil Corporation. His experience in General Management, Operations, Research & Development, and Innovation informs his visionary pragmatism. Minas holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He has authored a number of papers and is an inventor or co-inventor on 17 patents. Personally, he is an avid wine enthusiast and foodie.