Joe Royer is Vice President, R&D and Product Development. Prior to this role, he was the Development Manager for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions with responsibility for all technical aspects of the operations, including R&D, QC Testing, Engineering, Product Application and Partner Training. Previously, he was Director of Innovation for the Performance Products Division at Milliken & Company responsible for innovation and growth initiatives across multiple business units including Building & Infrastructure, Tire & Mechanical Rubber Goods, and Protective Materials for Military Applications.  

He has trained a variety of contractors across the globe in spray applied linings and has supervised numerous geopolymer installations in the North America, South America, Hong Kong and Eastern Europe.

Joe holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (’95) and a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (’00). Joe has written numerous papers and presented design details for structural pipe rehabilitation systems using geopolymer mortars.