Currently, Brian Barkes is the Business Manager for Fluonox® Fluoroelastomers. Brian joined the GFL team in March 2017.
Brian has over 30 years of industrial experience in the areas of rubber, plastics, coatings, films, chemicals, and finished goods. He has spent the last 14 years in the area of Fluoropolymer developments.
Brian is the current Chair of the Rubber Division, ACS.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and minor in Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and a Master of Science degree in Polymer Science from The Akron University, Akron, OH. Presently, he lives with his wife Kristin in Paw Paw, Michigan.