Michael Kannisto began his career with BASF Corporation as a college hire performing original research in the area of polyurethane
formulation.Today he oversees Staffing,University Relations,and Employment Branding for BASF.Between those two vastly different
roles, He spent over six years at Johnson & Johnson in a variety of staffing and university relations positions, and several years as
Global Staffing Director at Bausch & Lomb. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Hope College, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas
A&M University,and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of
Michigan. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Human Resource Management, has earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from HRCI, and is a certified Process Excellence Greenbelt. His professional interests include employment branding, and the impact of multiple generations in the workforce.