Vanessa Mason joined Albany International in July 1997 as an R&D Engineer for the Monofilament Division and was quickly appointed R&D Manager for the PrimaLoft® Division in April 2000. Following eight successful years involved in expanding the PrimaLoft® portfolio of high-performance products and the global toll manufacturing network, Ms. Mason was promoted to Director of Business Development for the PrimaLoft® Division in December 2008. In June 2012, PrimaLoft, Inc. purchased the PrimaLoft® Division from Albany International where Ms. Mason maintained a key business role as one of the Staff Directors. Ms. Mason has since held the titles of Director of Engineering and, currently, SVP of Engineering, Insulation and Polymers. She is responsible for the oversight of global product quality, research and development, engineering, intellectual property and new manufacturing resources for all PrimaLoft® insulation. Ms. Mason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University with a concentration in polymer science.