Walter Postula has been a resident of Texas since age ten. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1990 and 1994, respectively. His graduate work focused on developing optimum catalyst formulation and process conditions for production of isobutylene from syn-gas.
Walter began his career with Shell Development Company in 1994 as an Associate Research Engineer at Westhollow Research Center in Houston, Texas, supporting manufacturing and R&D in the hydrocracking. In 2000, he moved to Shell Chemicals in an R&D role in Lower Olefins. Two years later, Walter joined the Make Change group at the Deer Park Chemical Plant, serving as process engineering support to various site driven projects. In 2004, he returned to Westhollow and the Lower Olefins department. Walter is currently a Senior Engineer in the Base Chemicals group within Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc., splitting his time between leading R&D and providing site technical support.
Walter is married with two children and one grand-child. His free time is filled with reading and home renovation projects.