Russell Zarras Named Fraunhofer USA Marketing and Communications Manager

Beginning September 1st, 2019, Russell Zarras has been hired as the Fraunhofer USA Marketing and Communications Manager. Mr. Zarras was previously the Communications Manager for the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies. He will oversee the marketing and communication activities of Fraunhofer USA by working to promote interest and awareness of the organization to potential customers and partners with the goal to grow business for the centers.

Russell Zarras joined the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies CCD in 2013 as an engineer in the Coatings Technologies Group. Since then he worked on large variety of industry and governmental research projects. This research background allows him the ability to clearly articulate the science and engineering topics undertaken at the center. He also worked to better develop the relationship between the center and it’s university partner, Michigan State University.

“We are excited about the opportunities brought to Fraunhofer USA having someone with Russ’s experience,” says President Thomas Schuelke. Russell will work to bring the centers closer together by uniting activities in business development and outreach. “I believe that the overall potential of Fraunhofer USA is achieved through better communication and collaboration,” explains Russell. “Strengthening our presence across media platforms and with various industry sectors will lead to great returns for all the centers across the organization. I look forward to what can be accomplished as we develop the Fraunhofer USA brand together.”