Materials team

BCE works with a broad range of materials manufacturers – from synthetic polymers to glass – with thousands of end market applications.

Our team helps clients defend and grow their businesses globally and identify, assess, and prioritize new applications for materials science capabilities. From strategic planning to supply chain to channel and go-to-market considerations, we support all aspects of our clients’ business strategy.

Sectors we serve

End markets

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Automotive
  • Buildings
  • Construction
  • Consumer electronics
  • Fabrics
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing

Example material applications

  • Antimicrobial surfacing
  • Bio-interface membranes
  • Performance fabrics
  • Specialty glass
  • Thermal management
  • Tire polymers
  • Venting and filtration membranes

Our expertise

Materials science is a key enabler of progress across every major sector of the economy – but with so much opportunity it’s hard to know where to place your bets, and with exposure to so many end markets, keeping up with how those markets are evolving presents a real challenge. We help clients get clarity around their core competencies and basis for competition, be selective about their investments, and better understand and anticipate risk and opportunity across their businesses.

Sector experience

  • Studied customers and supply chain in North America, Europe, and Asia
  • Supported major transactions/integrations of new materials technology with major US manufacturers
  • Developed commercialization strategy for recently FDA-cleared coating technology

BCE’s Materials team

Craig Belanger
Senior Partner & Co-Founder Boston
Rachel Eschle
Partner & Co-Founder Boston
Walt Shepard
Principal Boston
Chris Hale
Principal Boston
Amit Agarwal
Senior Advisor, Automotive & Manufacturing Nashville
Doug Reep
Senior Advisor, Technology & Industrials Supply, NC
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  • Boston, MA 100 High St,
    Boston, MA 02110
  • Yarmouth, ME 121 Main St,
    Yarmouth, ME 04096
  • London, UK 30 Crown Place,
    London, UK

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