T. R. Jacob & Associates, LLC
Tom Jacob recently retired after the 27 years with the DuPont Company, to form his own consulting company, T.R. Jacob & Associates. Tom returned to his home state of California in 2005, as DuPont’s Government Affairs Manager for the Western US. Working in conjunction with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, Tom organized the California Nano Industry Network in 2009 and continues to lead that virtual organization. From 1994 till 2005, Tom represented DuPont in global forums ranging from the World Trade Organization to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, including extensive work with the UN Environment Program, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Convention on Biological Diversity. In the later stages of this tenure he was active in mobilizing and organizing the US and global nanotech industries, leading directly to the formation of the Nanotechnology Panel of the American Chemistry Council. Tom’s graduate work was at Yale University, with his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. He and his wife of 43 years live in the Sacramento area.