Gavin P. Towler

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Gavin Towler is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials Technologies (PMT).  PMT is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, process technologies and materials for petroleum refining, petrochemical production, and natural gas processing as well as products, services and solutions for industrial process automation.

Prior to this position Gavin held the title of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of UOP LLC. Gavin worked at UOP for 18 years in a variety of Technology and Engineering roles. Gavin has 25 years of broad experience in the oil, gas and chemicals industry and has 68 US patents.  He is co-author of “Chemical Engineering Design”, a textbook on process design, and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and National University of Singapore.


Gavin has a B.A. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is a Fellow of the AIChE and member of the United States National Academy of Engineering.