North American Manager, External Venturing Group
Dr. Michael Mahoney is the North American manager for Saint-Gobain’s External Venturing group, which identifies and evaluates start-up companies for potential partnerships with Saint-Gobain businesses. Focus areas for the External Venturing group include new products and technologies related to the three pillars of growth for Saint-Gobain: Building Construction, Energy and Environment.
Dr. Mahoney has been with Saint-Gobain since 1995, first as a Research Engineer, then as a Technology Manager in the Abrasives Division. In 2003, he led the technical initiation of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell group within the Saint-Gobain Research & Development Center near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He joined the External Venturing group in April 2010.
Dr. Mahoney received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (1983) and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (1985) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Stuttgart (1992), while working at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid-State Physics. Following his Ph.D. work, he completed a two-year post-doctoral assignment at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.