Starting in industrial bench research, Leon advanced to managerial positions in R&D and global business development (licensing, M&A, JV’s, strategic planning) for companies including Honeywell-AlliedSignal and Rohm and Haas. Leon has worked in technologies including polymers (plastics, fibers, films, adhesives, composites), chemicals, packaging, food, electronic/advanced materials, health care, energy, agricultural and other areas. Leon has Chemical Engineering degrees from The Cooper Union, Northwestern U., and NY Polytechnic, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also has 23 issued U.S. patents. Leon has more than 40 years of licensing experience, and is responsible for ORC’s licensing of agricultural-related, physical sciences and medical device technologies.