- STASSKOL GmbH, Stassfurt, Germany
Marc Langela joined STASSKOL in 2007 as Head of the research and development department. His responsibilities include the development of new sealing materials and new spare parts designs, as well as the improvement of technical processes and workshop standards. He is also in charge of setting up a new facility for in-house production of high-wearresistant sealing materials. Prior to STASSKOL, he developed customized polymer materials for various technical applications at a company in Bavaria. Dr. Langela received his PhD in polymer chemistry in 2002 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, and he recently received his International Master of Business Administration degree from the Mannheim Business School and ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.