Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday Founders: Matt Mapus

Matt MapusApril 19, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Weston Ideation Lab (BU 308)

As someone who did not quit his day job, Matt Mapus is not only the Director of Marketing at Sea-Land Chemical, he is also the co-founder of Forest City Brewery. Forest City Brewery is nestled in the Duck Island neighborhood on Columbus Road and embraces creative styles in their brewhouse. The brewery, which focuses on European style recipes and delicate flavors, includes a tasting room, beer garden featuring Ohio's tallest mulberry tree and an old school beer hall.

At Sea-Land, Matt has spent the last 10 years supporting the growth of the company first as Product Manager and then as Director of Marketing. Prior to joining Sea-Land Matt spent 18 years in the chemical industry at Nalco Company and PPG in technical service and Sales. Matt is an active member of a number of industry associations including Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) – Cleveland Section, American Cleaning Institute (ACI), and the Cleveland Chemical Society. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from Heidelburg University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Learn how Matt balances the responsibilities of Forest City Brewery, Sea-Land Chemical and still manages to maintain work-life balance.

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