Laura Schreiner is an R&D Director responsible for the Rigid Polyester Polyol and CASE Polyol Innovation and Product Development groups at Stepan. She has 26 years of experience in the polyurethane industry and started her career at Stepan in 1994 as a formulation and application development chemist in the Rigid Polyurethane Systems group. In 2008, Laura transitioned to management of polyester polyol product development for the CASE and Polyurethane System House segments and eventually added the Powder Polyester Resin R&D group. Two years ago, the Global Rigid Polyol Innovation team was formed, which she also leads. Laura holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Product Design and Development from Northwestern University.