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Ginger Rothrock named Triangle Business Journal 2015 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards winner

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Triangle Business Journal recognized Ginger Rothrock, Ph.D.,  director of emerging technologies at RTI International as a 2015 40 under 40 Leadership Awards winner.

The 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards program recognizes professionals under the age of 40 in the Triangle for their contributions to their organization and the community.

"TBJ's 2015 40 Under 40 winners are the region's up-and-coming thought leaders," said Bryan Hamilton, publisher of Triangle Business Journal. "Fresh ideas, progressive initiatives and persistent hard work make up the creed of this group. Look for them to shape the Triangle's vision of tomorrow."

At RTI, Rothrock is responsible for business development and leadership in the areas of advanced materials and manufacturing for commercial sectors, including upstream oil and gas, and medical devices. She has led multi-million dollar research efforts in emerging fields to develop new products and capabilities for her corporate partners.

She also leads a cross-RTI team managing RTI's commercialization portfolio. In this role, Rothrock vets RTI technologies for commercial impact, building teams to accomplish early stage market assessments and determine business models.

Rothrock is a member of RTI's Creative Disruptors, a team of staff members who lead a variety of innovation initiatives at the institute. She is also a member of Women in Bio and is particularly passionate about mentoring women and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Rothrock is the inventor of 31 patents and patent applications. Her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and publications, and she has made more than 75 presentations at invited talks and international conferences.

An awards luncheon honoring this year's winners will take place on June 11 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Triangle Business Journal will profile the winners in a special section published in its June 12 print edition.