Larry Gess joined CMC in 2006 bringing 30 years of marketing, sales and management consulting experience. An expert at creating, communicating and capturing value in the B2B channel, Larry designed and implements CMC's STARR SM Solutions for Manufacturers. Larry's prior assignments with a $3 billion chemical company include P&L responsibility for global business units ranging from start-ups to $400 million divisions; worldwide creation, launch and deployment of platform technologies; and leading successful innovation teams that produced 15 achievement awards, three global chairman's awards, and over $30 million of incremental sales within twelve months of launch. As Chief Operating Officer, Larry leads CMC's business development and delivery teams as well as managing our partner and alliance relationships. As director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center managed by CMC, Larry represents CMC at national MEP leadership meetings. Larry Gess earned his BA in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.