Folker Steden graduated as a Chemist from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn Germany. After finishing his awarded PhD doctoral thesis in inorganic Chemistry at the Universities of Bonn Germany and the Fredericton New Brunswick in Canada he worked as a post-doc at the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden. After that period he transferred as the Head of R&D of the green high temperature resistant inorganic fiber manufacturer at belchem, responsible for R&D management, product development and ramp up. Ten years ago he joined SCHOTT as a scientific Consultant for technical and pharmaceutical tubing applications. In the years 2010 to 2012 he was located in Shanghai responsible for Scientific Consulting, Business Development and B&I activities in Asia. Since 2012 he is leading the Product Management Team of the tubing division of SCHOTT. With his excellent scientific background and profound intercultural communication skills he is working world wide as a “missing link” between customers and local R&D units, focusing on future customer needs and presents frequently on international conferences on subjects related to special glass for technical and pharmaceutical applications.