Dr. Derek Klinedinst assumes the role of research chemical engineer for BondCote, an industrial fabric supplier of coated, laminated and composite fabrics in Pulaski, Va. He will expand BondCote’s development of new chemistries related to high-performance coated textiles. Klinedinst earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, holds a Master’s in Engineering in Materials Science, M.S. in Materials Science, and a B.S.E.S. in Engineering.