Jerry Gargulak is the Global Business Development Director for Borregaard. Gargulak joined Borregaard in 1995 when he assumed the position of research manager at LignoTech’s US operation center in Rothschild, Wis. He has worked to develop useful modifications to natural materials, particularly lignin, with the goal of developing new industrial applications for this biopolymer. His current responsibilities include investigating new opportunities related to the development of value added materials derived from bio-refining of lignocellulosics. Gargulak earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.