Joint with the AIChE
President and CEO, Coskata, Inc.
Title: "Technology of Efficient Conversion of Biomass to Fuel (Ethanol)"
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009 - note, Thursday, not Friday Location:
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Biographical Sketch: Bill Roe joined Coskata as its President and CEO in September 2007, bringing extensive leadership experience across many critical functions of growing a global technical business, including operations management, strategy, sales and marketing, and research and development.
Prior to Coskata, Bill enjoyed a 29-year career with Nalco, the world's largest provider of industrial water-treatment chemicals and process additives. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for six years. In that role, Bill had full P&L responsibilities for all of Nalco's business operations globally including the Industrial and Institutional Services Division (which comprises 75% of Nalco's core water treatment business), the Energy Services Division (a business line serving the petroleum and gas industry, with products for exploration and drilling, oilfield production, and downstream refining and petrochemical production), and the Paper Services Division (a business line serving the pulp and paper industry with processing additives and functional products that improve final sheet properties). Bill's responsibilities also included strategic planning, product development and commercialization, and strategic account development and management.
Prior to serving as Nalco's COO, Bill was President of Nalco's Asia Pacific Division, where he was responsible for Nalco's business operations in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, all of Southeast Asia, India, and Australia/New Zealand.
Bill has been a member of the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers; the American Chemical Society; the American Chemical Council and the Sigma Xi Research Society. He holds a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Creighton University.
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