A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.Sc.,Chemical Engineering), Mr.Springolo began his professional career at Union Carbide Canada Ltd.’s ( UCCL) Technology Group in the Film Products business in Montreal. He progressed to Group Leader in the Chemicals Technology Group before moving to the commercial area as Market Manager. He has held Sales, Marketing and Business Management positions of increasing responsibility with Union Carbide Canada, Union Carbide Corporation, Arco Chemical Canada, Lyondell Canada and most recently Bayer Inc, where he was responsible for the Canadian MaterialScience business and a key global automotive account. Included in these assignments was responsibility for introducing two branded technologies to the European market. He has been a Director at Arco Chemical Canada and has represented Bayer Inc. on the steering committee of Partners in Project Green, an eco-business initiative spearheaded by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA).