Tad Finnegan

Technical Manager, Plastic Additives

BASF Corporation


Tad Finnegan is the Technical Manager for the Plastic Additives Regional Application Center at BASF Corporation in Tarrytown, New York. He is responsible for technical service and application development for antioxidants, light stabilizers, non-halogenated flame retardants, and polymer modifiers for North and South America.

 Tad has 20 years of experience in the polymer industry and started his career in additives and colorants for plastics in 2003 with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He worked in technical service, focusing on the coloration of plastics for packaging, fiber and construction applications. Tad has spent the last 10 years managing the plastic additives regional technical organization, continuing in his role at BASF after its acquisition of Ciba in 2009.

Tad obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and did further graduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. Tad is the proud father of a terrifyingly smart and devious 6-year-old girl, and the proud husband of a smart, funny, and incredibly tolerant wife.