Manager – Applied Technology, Evonik Industries
Chris Howard manages the North American Technical Competence Center and laboratory with responsibility for the support of TEGO additives, specialty resins and nanocomposite products within the coatings and graphic arts markets. Prior to joining Evonik, Chris held chemist and technical manager positions for both coating and resin companies gaining experience in industrial, wood, automotive, marine, and graphic arts for water, solvent, and UV technologies.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is an active ACA member and served as president of the Dallas Society and vice-president of the Piedmont Society.
Address: Evonik Industries
710 South 6th Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
TITLE: From Evolution to Innovation
Co-authors: Jennifer Turner and Patrick J. Heraty, Jr.
Evonik: Core specialty chemicals business
Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and sustained value creation form the heart of our strategy. Around 80 percent of sales come from leading market positions, which we plan to expand further. We concentrate on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization.
In 2012 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €13.6 billion and an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.6 billion. 75 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.