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Senior Product Development Scientist – Filtration, Appleton, WI

FPC Bangor, a Forbes top 1% Executive Search Firms in the USA, is working with a global leader in air filtration. A successful candidate will collaborate with non-automotive filtration Research and Development Projects, while being responsible for new product development in the areas of Air (HVAC), Gas Turbine, Dust, and other non-automotive filtration business. Successful candidates will have a proven R+D track record of bringing ideas and concepts to life.


  • Technical support of filtration development projects in the US.
  • Manage the transition of grades to the Appleton mill.
  • Recognize market trends and customer requirements in industrial filtration and implement necessary changes in development, quality and production process to deliver differentiated solutions to the customer.
  • Collaborate with planning, coordination and assistance of production trials in the Appleton mill
  • Assure cost effective and production of new and existing filtration grades for our customers.
  • Selection of raw materials, suppliers to assure quality, cost effective filtration production in the development area.
  • Maintain and assure industrial filter efficiency is achieved through quality requirements, quality standards and the quality measures necessary in production.
  • Collaborate to handle technical filtration claims with customers together with quality and sales, support production in solving the quality issues and install measures to avoid them in future.
  • Partner with the Appleton mill R+D team, manufacturing, quality, and sales efforts to achieve customer expectations and grow sales.
  • Provide training and transfer of experience to Appleton salaried leadership and hourly personnel.  Ensure the development of all employees to the maximum of their potential.


  • BS in Paper Science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry required; Advanced degrees highly preferred
  • Requires 10+years of R+D experience in wet-laid, Industrial Filtration (Air/HVAC, Dust, Gas Turbine, etc).
  • Requires 10+years of experience product design, development and production implementation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written. Experience working directly with customers.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, ability to travel domestic and international, ability to work on multiple assignments

Please send resume and salary requirements to Basant Paradis.