Dr. Rui Cruz is first recipient of the Young Leader Award | AIChE

Dr. Rui Cruz is first recipient of the Young Leader Award

[February 22, 2020] The Management Division created the Young Leader Award to recognize an outstanding leader age 40 or younger who has made a significant contribution to the success of their organization by advancing a scope, project, unit, plant, division, technology, strategy or company that made an impact to the practice or field of chemical engineering. Dr. Rui Cruz will be the first recipient of this award, which will be presented on Monday, March 30, at the 2020 AIChE Spring Meeting in Houston, Texas, USA.

Dr Cruz is the Global R&D Director of Industrial Solutions for Dow, Inc., responsible for driving the strategy of a $4B revenue business. He enables his leaders and executes on project deliverables via a stage-gate process and focuses on developing his people to maximize their potential. Dr. Cruz has been a champion of diversity and inclusion through his recruiting efforts. He has led technology innovation creating over US$500 million in revenue from the project portfolio that he and his team have developed for both process improvement and new product development.

The Young Leader Award is sponsored by The Chemours Company.