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Cynthia Ludwig

Director, Technical Services

Phone: +1 217-693-4812

Cell: +1 314-780-3798


Cynthia is responsible for all Technical Services activities including methods development and maintenance, laboratory proficiency programs, and AOCS accreditations.

Ludwig joined AOCS in 2014 as Director of lndustry Relations, and also had oversight for sales and marketing. Cynthia has a diverse background and a long career as a research scientist. She started her journey as a large-scale production and analytical chemist at Sigma-Aldrich in St. Louis, Missouri. After five years, she joined Monsanto where she spent the next 20 years contributing to over 20 patents and developing new products and technologies. Roundup® production, Celebrex®, Bextra®, Paracoxib, as well as Decisive and Chipping Technologies are a few of the projects she influenced. She has received numerous awards for her work. Her degrees include a BS in Organic Chemistry from Southern Illinois University (US) and an MS in Physical Organic Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University (US).