Billy B. Bardin is the Global Operations Technology Director. His responsibilities include driving technology and innovation strategy within Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E) and oversight of all commercial technologies as well as development of technical talent across manufacturing and supporting operations.
Billy began his career in 2000 with Union Carbide/Dow in the Catalyst Skill Center in South Charleston, WV where he led alternative feedstock and catalytic process development programs. In 2001, he joined the Chemicals Sciences group within Core R&D, leading programs in the areas of alternative feedstocks, paraffin functionalization, and olefin partial oxidation. While in Chemical Sciences, Billy relocated to Dow facilities in Midland, Michigan; Horgen, Switzerland; and Terneuzen, The Netherlands as leader for the development of Dow’s high throughput heterogeneous catalyst testing capability.
In 2007, Billy was named leader for the North American Production Support Group within the Hydrocarbons and Energy business in Freeport, TX. He led efforts in cracker plant support and developed R&D programs in next generation cracker technology. The following year, he accepted the combined role of R&D Director for Chemicals and The Dow Technology Licensing and Catalyst (DTLC) Business where he drove both internal R&D programs and technology/catalyst development efforts for licensee sales. In 2010, Billy became R&D Director for the Feedstocks, Hydrocarbons, and Chemicals businesses, leading the technology strategy for Dow’s hydrocarbons and alternative feedstock efforts and developing options to provide cost advantaged chemical feedstocks to Dow’s downstream product portfolio. He was named to his current position in 2014.
Billy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (1995), and a Master of Science (1997) and a Ph.D. (2000) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a Registered, Professional Engineer (PE) with the WV State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. He is chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and a member of the advisory board for the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia.