Steve Hartig has almost 40 years of business leadership experience across bioenergy, specialty chemicals, and specialty materials in industries including energy, automotive, electronics, telecommunications, biomedical, and coatings. He has lived in both the US and Europe and done business on a global scale including China, Japan, and Brazil.
He is presently a Senior Consultant with Recon Associates advising companies and businesses on strategy, project management, and innovation. He is also serving on Advisory Boards for two Department of Energy National Laboratories focused on next-generation biofuels and bioproducts; the Great Lakes Biofuels Research Center based at the University of Wisconsin and the Center for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts based at the University of Illinois.
Prior to Recon, he was Vice President of Technology Development responsible for new product development, innovation, and research and development for ICM, Inc, a leader in biofuels technology and plant construction.
Before ICM, he worked for DSM for 25 years, a major Dutch chemical and biotech company. While at DSM he held general management and other leadership roles in businesses in such diverse areas as bioenergy, coating resins, biomedical materials, UV curable coatings for fiber optics, and engineering plastics.
Steve also worked for DuPont for ten years in both manufacturing and sales and marketing of engineering plastics and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan.