Sarah Patterson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University. In 2000, she started her career with The Dow Chemical Company as a run-plant engineer in production. In 2006, Sarah transitioned to the Polyethylene Pipe Technical Service and Development Group (TS&D). As a TS&D Research Scientist, her responsibilities included development of technologies and new business developments for non-pressure and pressure pipe applications. In 2013, Sarah became the Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) and Chairman of the PPI Hydrostatic Stress Board (PPI HSB).  PPI is a major trade association representing all segments of the plastics piping industry.