Charmaine Riggins
Global Business Director, Thermoset Materials
LORD Corporation
Cary, NC


“I am most proud of receiving my Masters of Business Administration degree while being a wife/mother and having a full-time career.  I found balance and focus.  Marrying technology and business is a strong combination for corporations, whose core competencies are around technology, manufacturing and providing value to the marketplace.”

Charmaine is the Global Business Director for Thermoset Materials, with profit and loss oversight for over $100 million in business.
 
Charmaine was instrumental in developing a Structural Adhesive product line spanning urethane and acrylic technology that continue to generate profitable revenue. While working overseas, Charmaine put processes and tools in place to open a European Customer Engagement Center while hiring and training new employees.
 
Passionate about working with students to advance their STEM skills and business understanding, Charmaine participates in Junior Achievement by educating 5th graders on business and financial literacy, teaching presentation skills and resume writing.  Additionally, she holds positions on the MBA Alumni Board at NC State University and sits on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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