Ron Abbott | AIChE

Ron Abbott

Sustainability Technical Manager
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Ron Abbott is Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Sustainability Technical Manager, responsible for advancing technical programs to advance long term global sustainability objectives. Prior to assuming this role in 2018, Abbott served as the Planning and Strategy Manager in the Corporate Planning and Development group where he oversaw the strategic planning process for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.  In this role, he led a team that developed Chevron Phillips Chemical’s most recent corporatewide strategic business plan.

Abbott began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company as a catalyst chemist. Throughout nearly three decades with Phillips Petroleum Company, Chevron Chemical Company and now Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, he has held a range of management assignments including Facility Manager for the Kingwood Research & Technology Center, Petrochemicals R&D Manager, Normal Alpha Olefins Global Product Manager and Polyethylene Catalyst R&D Manager. He has led teams that successful commercialized several key technologies including  the world’s first on-purpose 1-Hexene process, the Phillips ReVap alkylation process and CPChem’s high viscosity PAO process.  Abbott holds 26 U.S. patents in 1-Hexene catalyst and process technology, polyethylene catalysis, advanced polymer applications and HF alkylation technology.

Abbott earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Vermont, his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry under F. Albert Cotton at Texas A&M University and worked as a postdoctoral research associate under Dr. Richard Lagow at The University of Texas at Austin.