Ron Abbott | AIChE

Ron Abbott

Sustainability Technology Manager
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Ron Abbott, PhD, is the Sustainability Technology Manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. He is responsible for managing technical programs to advance long-term global sustainability objectives. Prior to this role, 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 Co. and led a team that developed their most recent corporate strategic business plan. Abbott began his career with Phillips Petroleum as a catalyst chemist. Throughout nearly three decades with Phillips Petroleum, Chevron USA, and now Chevron Phillips Chemical, he has held a range of management assignments including Facility Manager, Petrochemicals R&D Manager, Normal Alpha Olefins Global Product Manager, and Polyethylene Catalyst R&D Manager. He has led teams that successfully commercialized several key technologies, including the world’s first on-purpose 1-hexene process, the Phillips ReVap alkylation process, and the high-viscosity polyalphaolefins process. Abbott holds 26 U.S. patents in 1-hexene catalyst and process technology, polyethylene catalysis, advanced polymer applications, and hydrofluoric acid alkylation technology. He has a BS in chemistry from the Univ. of Vermont and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M Univ.