Joseph Priestley Society: Kim Gingras

September 15, 2016
11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

the Institute is pleased to welcome Kim Gingras, director of procurement, Solvay Composite Materials. Gingras will present “Lightweighting through Composite Materials: From Aerospace to Automotive.”

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m.
    Networking Reception
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. 
    Keynote Address

The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series explores topics in science, technology, and industry through professional networking receptions and lectures by industry leaders.

About the Speaker

Kim Gingras is director of procurement at Solvay Composite Materials, the Solvay business unit that manufactures advanced lightweight materials for commercial and military aircraft, automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Gingras leads the procurement team for Solvay’s Composite Materials global business unit, with a focus on ensuring that Solvay has the right sourcing strategies in place for legacy and future growth programs. She joined Cytec Industries in 2003 and progressed through a series of commercial roles of increasing responsibility. She joined Solvay with its acquisition of Cytec in 2015.  

Gingras holds a bachelor’s of applied sciences degree in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.


Boyle Society members receive complimentary admission!

Robert Boyle Society members: To register yourself and up to four guests free of charge, please contact Dave Raible at 215.873.8244 or


For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Reisert at 215.873.8263 or