Dr. Harris was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991. He serves as the Chair of the Technology and Safety Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. He served as a Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Biomedical Engineering and as Director of the Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Sciences at The University of Akron from 1983 to 2008. He served as Professor of Chemistry at Wright State University from 1970 to 1983. He is the founder of several technology based companies including Akron Polymer Systems where he serves as President and CEO. Dr. Harris is the inventor of several commercialized products including an optical film that realized over one billion dollars in sales. His extensive experience in technology and engineering solutions provides the Board with important expertise in new product development.