Senior Executive with extensive international experience in chemicals and biotech industries. Held significant leadership roles as business, technology, and strategy executive in both a small and Fortune Top 10 company.
? P&L Accountability ? Chemicals/Biofuels/Cleantech ? Leading Global Teams
? Strategic Planning ? Technology Commercialization ? Board of Directors
? Profit Optimization ? Business Development ? Change Management
Leading California-based biotech company 2007-PRESENT
Vice President and General Manager, Bio-based Chemicals
A leading, California-based biotech company with 300 employees. As Vice President reporting to the CEO, I am accountable for the company's new entry into bio-based chemicals initiated late 2010. Accountable for strategy, P&L, and senior customer relationships.
? Launched chemicals market-entry with high-profile customers.
? Established priority list of new chemical product opportunities for development.
? Initiated long-term agreements with key partners.
Member Board of Directors
Nominated as director to the Company Board by 16% equity owner
FORTUNE TOP 10 GLOBAL ENERGY COMPANY 1980-2009
Vice President, Innovation and Chemicals Technology
Promoted to lead 500 staff in 5 global technology centers. Accountable for $200 million/yr budget in chemicals, biofuels and new technology and for improving innovation across 5000 staff. Site leader for US Technology Center. Reported to President, Global Technology and President, Chemical Division. Member of both executive teams.
? Led team that commercialized world-leading ethylene glycol technology and set new standard for yield, CO2 reduction and 10% lower capital costs; won 2008 IChemE award.
? Consolidated all bio-fuels R&D into one, industry-leading global team at core of company?s biofuels programs.
? Revitalized long-term growth in Chemicals by accelerating development of breakthrough technologies targeted for multibillion-dollar revenue growth in Asia and Middle East.
? Led major, company wide, change-management program to enhance innovation.
Vice President/General Manager, Ethylene Glycols Chemical Business
Accountable for profit/loss and strategic direction of $1.5 billion global business. Brought in to turn around business initially viewed by senior management as potential divestment candidate. Accountable for 40 commercial staff and functional support. Reported to VP Chemical Intermediates.
? Executed major business turnaround through new strategy that increased underlying profits $25 million in 2006 alone and achieved record profitability.
? Reduced variable cost $5-15 million annually over each of last 6 years by radically shifting mental model in deploying new, developmental catalysts and improving substantially manufacturing costs.
? Forged strong customer relationships with CEOs and EVPs of leading Asian, European and US polyester producers to support 60% growth of Shell glycol capacity.
General Manager, Portfolio Strategy and Planning
London, UK and Houston, Texas
Promoted 2 levels to lead first corporate strategy team when global Chemicals division was formed, combining $14 billion in assets into a single, worldwide business. Reported to VP Strategy and Technology.
? Designed and staffed new global team of ~12 professionals to help achieve objectives of new role.
? Drove portfolio strategy of $14 billion company, which resulted in 40% divestment of non-core assets, simplified manufacturing footprint (54?17 sites), released billions in cash, and improved ROI.
? Developed global capital investment process to optimize returns for ~$1 billion annual spend.
Business Manager-Elastomers Business Center
Promoted to lead business development, strategy, and P&L for KratonŽ Liquid Polymers.
Accountable for annual financial plan and strategic support to President, Chemical Division.
Senior Staff Planning Specialist
Promoted with accountability for competitor analysis and business unit strategy development.
Staff Business Representative
Led business development for new, profitable growth in environmental services sector.
Promoted to lead exploratory polymers team accountable for new businesses from innovative technology.
Research Chemist?Analytical R&D
Pioneered applications of NMR to catalysts and MRI to non-medical systems.
ADDITIONAL BOARD AND ADVISORY EXPERIENCE
Member, Houston Biofuels Task Force?Greater Houston Partnership.
Energy Advisor, Houston Technology Center, a leading startup incubator. 2010
Chairman of Board, Ethylene Glycols Singapore Ltd. 2002?2006
PhD Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1980
BS Mathematics and BS Chemistry, Michigan State University 1976
? Harvard Business School ? MIT Sloan School of Business
? Insead Business School (France) ? Caltech
2009 Kenneth J. Shouldice Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award