Scott Trenor is currently a Principal Scientist & Global Sustainability Lead in Plastics Additives R&D at Milliken & Company. He earned his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2004, working under the combined advising of Brian Love in Materials Science & Engineering and Timothy Long in Chemistry. Trenor now has over 18 years of experience in research and development in the polymer industry. His functional experience includes discovery, development and commercialization of novel polymers and polymer additives as well as in technology scouting, acquisition, and licensing. He drives R&D efforts in sustainability-enabling technologies and serves on working committees of the Association of Plastics Recyclers, The Recycling Partnership, RecyClass, and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.