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Women Take on Manufacturing

June 19th, 2014


Women Take on Manufacturing

Parija Kavilanz , CNN Money

June 19th, 2014

Severine Zygmont grew up in France and credits her high school teachers with instilling in her a love of math and science.

"I happened to be good at numbers," she said. "They recognized that and told me it was a good skill set to have for the future."

After graduating with a chemical engineering degree, Zygmont got her first job with New Britain, Conn.-based Oxford Polymers, which develops semi-plastic materials.

"It was the perfect opportunity for me. I learned the technical side and the business side of manufacturing," said Zygmont, 39.

She left in 2000 and co-founded her own company, Oxford Performance Materials. The South Windsor, Conn.-based firm uses 3-D technology to develop polymers for the biomedical, aerospace and defense industries.

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