Michael T. Gallagher
Michael T. Gallagher is a retired executive from Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience). In his last position, he headed the North American Innovation Office where he was responsible for the development and management of the region’s innovation strategy working closely with all business units. He centrally managed external collaboration with consultants, startups, academia, research institutes and national labs; regional intellectual property strategy; open innovation services; knowledge management resources; and new business incubation. Passionate about sustainable innovation, Mike continues to serve as an executive advisor and consultant in a variety of public/private sector partnerships focused on developing and bringing energy efficient, low environmental impact innovations responsibly into the marketplace. He is working with the Mattress Recycling Council to establish and administer its Research Program. In other engagements, Mike also has worked with interdisciplinary teams to improve building energy efficiency, electrochemical technologies, automotive fuel efficiency and water resource management.