REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–February 6, 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE)–Citrine Informatics, the leading materials informatics platform for materials development, announced today that Dr. Cynthia Arnold has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective January 31, 2019. Dr. Arnold recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of The Valspar Corporation, where she was responsible for technology strategy, and the project portfolio and organizational development of the global technology function across eight Valspar businesses. Prior to joining Valspar in 2011, Dr. Arnold served as the Chief Technology Officer at Sun Chemical Corporation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Arnold to the Citrine Board of Directors. We asked her to join us because she strongly believes as we do, that a materials data ecosystem accelerating breakthroughs in development and manufacturing is an absolute necessity for competitive materials and chemicals companies,” said Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics. “Her depth of experience in materials-based industries makes her an ideal resource to help us achieve our next stage of growth.”
Dr. Arnold holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a PhD in materials science and engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She served as a Sloan Executive Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1992 to 1994.
“I am a strong proponent of the power of AI in product development and materials management. AI is opening up the next phase of innovation and productivity, building on the improvements from enterprise management tools and lean practices,” noted Dr. Arnold. “Industry is at an early stage of adoption, with tremendous value to be captured and a competitive advantage for early adopters. It’s an exciting time to join Citrine’s Board of Directors. As leaders in AI technology, they are ideally positioned to change the game and enable materials companies to unlock the tremendous value of historical data and knowledge.”
Dr. Arnold currently serves on the board of Cabot Corporation; the Materials Advisory Board of Carbon, a 3D printing systems provider; and on the External Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
About Citrine Informatics
Citrine Informatics is the leading materials informatics platform. Our technology accelerates the development of materials and chemicals using the power of materials data combined with artificial intelligence (AI). Citrine is backed by leading investors including Tencent Holdings, B&C Holdings, Innovation Endeavors, DCVC (Data Collective), Prelude Ventures, AME Cloud, XSeed Capital, Morado Ventures, and Ulu Ventures. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Follow us at @Citrine_io.
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