Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

130 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENERGY, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING esteemed accomplishments as a pioneering figure in chemical engineering, she is especially proud of her hard work ethic, dedication and. She was also particularly active with the National Organization for Women in the 1980s and 1990s and contributes to youth mentoring programs. Throughout her career, Ms. Gaetano has contributed articles to renowned publications, including the journals of Modern Plastics, Plastics World, Chemical Week, Elastomer Technology and Chemical Engineering News. Likewise, she was the first woman committee chairperson for the Society of Plastics Industry in 1979 and was previously a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and National Association of Female Executives. In light of her success, she received a Marketing Excellence Award from the Bayer Corporation, as well as multiple Presidential Achievement Awards. She received a BS in chemical engineering, with honors, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. As the first woman chemical engineer to be hired by the Bayer Corporation in December 1978, Joyce Ann Gaetano was responsible for implementing strategies and directing specialty groups, including products that consisted of foams, elastomers and structural materials that were used in the engineering, electronics, furnishings and transportation industries. Initially hired by Mobay Corporation, an owned subsidiary of Bayer, as a technical product representative, she ascended the ranks to product manager, technical marketing specialist, supervisor of specialty transportation polymers and manager of new markets development by 1993. Thereafter, she served as a marketing manager of elastomer textile backings, business manager of froth sheet foam and industry manager of rawmaterials prior to retiring in 2003. At the inception of her career in 1976, Ms. Gaetano served as an apprentice chemical engineer for the United States Army Corp of Engineers before serving Westinghouse Corporation in the same capacity in their Nuclear Research and Development Group. Despite her JOYCE ANN GAETANO CHEMICAL ENGINEER, BUSINESS MANAGER (RETIRED) Bayer Corporation Pittsburgh, PA