Corporate governance and operations expert with a career spanning corporate supply, manufacturing, sustainability and risk management. Deep experience serving on executive leadership teams, reporting to CEO, and sponsoring sophisticated organizational redesign, M&A, and transformation, ensuring synergies and shareholder value creation. Industry experience across agriculture, petrochemicals, coatings and specialty materials. Extensive expertise delivering world-class risk management and supply chain leadership in complex multi-national corporate settings and growth settings.
Full board and Member of Operations Committee: Governance for operations of organization, optimization of supply and costs; COVID-19 Impact advisory. Current Operations Committee Volunteer Member.
Full board engagement and membership; Member of the Responsible Care Committee driving strategy, governance and links to ESG goals and strategy.
Over 6 years as member of board, providing leadership in oversight on fiduciary, scholarship funding, membership and CEO performance.
Oversight of management strategy and county agencies to provide referral services aiding Michigan’s needy.
Provided expertise and governance for the Chemical engineering Department goals, implementation, Curriculum Accreditation, Funding; Named to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
Served on executive leadership team. Reported directly to Agco division and eventual company CEO. Provided strategic leadership over global operations with 4.5K employees for risk management, EH&S, security, quality, engineering and operations technology, procurement, facilities and real estate for 400 facilities, including 100 manufacturing sites worldwide.
Guided Chemical & Seed Manufacturing, Technology, Supply Chain, Capital and EH&S teams for global agriculture business division of Dow Chemical. DAS operated as wholly owned subsidiary of Dow with board like governance. Member of Corporate Management Committee (CMC) reporting into business CEO and board members committee.
Together, as executive team, created new strategy, culture and delivered best year in company history. Responsible for reduced manufacturing footprint, costs of goods and safety incidents through agile teamwork, global innovative safety and value creation behavior culture.
Provided leadership and strategic direction for Bayport, LaPorte, LoneStar and Deer Park sites. Technologies and production included Monomers, Acrylics, Coatings, Specialties for over 10B lbs. of materials annually.
Led and inspired 50K employees worldwide to deliver on EH&S goals, mitigate risk and achieve acquisition success. Managed Crisis Prevention and Management, Environment Controls, Security, Personal & Process Safety, Center of EHS Expertise, Industrial Hygiene and coordination with Health and remediation Services. Member of corporate crisis management team.
Headed Dow AgroSciences Global Technology Center. Provided strategic direction for growth and improvements to employees in Crop Protection and Seeds platforms. Partnered with business leaders and teams on asset and technology strategy, supply / demand, working capital, M&A, and Capital projects. Owned global supply and operations and member of leadership team for Range & Pasture and Classic Insecticides businesses. Handled over $300MM capital and engineering.
Directed production for largest Emulsion Polymers facility in the world and served as Plant Manager for Polyglycols and Surfactants Operations. Directed day-to-day operations supply, environment, health and safety, quality, logistics, regulatory as well as asset strategy, new product launches and improvements.
Agriculture, Cellulosics, Emulsion Polymers Coatings: Served in various engineering and leadership roles across multiple industries and chemical products. Roles included production, technology and work process optimization, scale up research, six sigma black belt, EHS, supply chain, quality, unit supervisor, improvement leadership, engineering and capital management.
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (BSCHE), Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI