Name: Dr. Ioannis Pomakis
                                                                                                                                                Company or Organization: AKEMI® Chemisch Technische Spezialfabrik
                                                                                                                                                Position: Application Director

                                                                                                                                                Born in Istanbul in 1941, Dr. Ioannis Pomakis graduated from the University of Istanbul with a degree in chemistry. He received his Doctorate in Chemical engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt and has published several important technical papers.
                                                                                                                                                Dr. Pomakis did advance research work in Europe at Bostik European Research Center in Bad-Homburg and at Hoechst AG in Wiesbaden, Hamburg and Graz and furthered his activities in Greece at the Technical University of Athens where he held the chair of Macromolecular Chemistry. He was production manager of Polyester and Alkyd Resins at Hoechst/Hellas in Avlis-Chalkida.
                                                                                                                                                In 1981, Dr. Pomakis was named Technical Director for Akemi Erich Hoensch GmbH, one of the world's leading producers of industrial chemical products, where he was in charge of Research and Development, Quality control and production.
                                                                                                                                                In 1991 he established his own company Marmor+Stein, Dr. Pomakis in Nürnberg,  producing and developing advance chemical systems and application methods for the stone industry.
                                                                                                                                                Since end of 2000 he associated again with Akemi GmbH as Application Director