Kick-off Luncheon

Chattanooga Engineers Week 2020


The Engineers Week Kick-off Luncheon starts off the celebration of Engineers Week for the Chattanooga Area. It is an event that highlights the contribution of engineering to the betterment of the world and encourages participants to recognize the importance of their work.


Event Information


Where: The UTC University Center – Chattanooga Room – 642 E. 5th Street. Chattanooga, TN 37403

When: Monday, February 17th, 2020 from 11:30am – 1:30pm

Speaker: Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President, Wacker Polysilicon

Topic: Engineering Leaders Pioneering Progress – Economic and environmental challenges can inspire innovation and progress.

With engineering knowledge, talented people, and other critical resources, WACKER Chemie, the Munich-based chemical company, will continue to find tomorrow solutions.

WACKER-Charleston focus on the production of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semi-conductor and solar markets, as well as Pyrogenic Silica or HDK®.

Description: TBA

Kickoff Luncheon Cost: PURCHASE TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE
Individual tickets are $25 and may be purchased until Feb. 14th.
Corporate tables are $250 and may be purchased until Feb. 11.

Reservations: Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 13


Kickoff Luncheon Guest Speaker


Mary Beth Hudson

Vice President, Wacker Polysilicon

Mary Beth Hudson is the Vice President and site manager of the Wacker Chemie’s
Polysilicon Division located in Charleston, Tennessee. The facility produces hyper-pure polysilicon for use in electronic and solar wafers.

She received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky and in 1989 began her career in manufacturing as a process engineer at Air Products and Chemicals in Calvert City, Kentucky. When the company and Wacker Chemie formed joint ventures in 1998, she joined Wacker as plant manager of the Calvert City Dispersible Polymer Powders operations and by 2008 she assumed responsibility for both the Powders and Dispersions Polymer operations for North America.

When Wacker opened its new polysilicon manufacturing facility in Charleston, Tennessee in 2016, Hudson was tapped to lead the company’s Polysilicon Division as Vice President and manager of the Charleston site. In that role, she is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain, business operations, sales, and profitability of the Polysilicon Division throughout the North and Central American region.


PDH Certificates: Certificates for Professional Development Hours (pdh) will be offered at the end of the banquet. An announcement will be made then as to where to pick them up.

For additional information or help, please email Marjorie Parsons, P.E.


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