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Thomas Deman

President,  Specialty Catalysts, Supply Chain and Procurement

Thomas Deman is an accomplished corporate executive with over 25 years of experience leading business and operations functions for global chemical companies.

As President, Specialty Catalysts, Supply Chain and Procurement, Thomas leads the company's polyolefin and chemical catalysts business and our UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology licensing franchise. He is also responsible for driving operational synergies in our global network through leading the company’s global supply chain and procurement organizations.

Prior to his current role, Thomas served as President, Global Operations with oversight of our manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, process technology, engineering, and capital execution functions.

Thomas sits on the Board of Directors of Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), which is Grace’s joint venture with Chevron, and is executive sponsor of the company’s black employee resource group (BERG).

Prior to Grace, as Venture Executive, Major Growth Ventures for ExxonMobil Chemical, Thomas oversaw the planning, development, and execution of a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical complex in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China.

Thomas hails from Belgium where he began his career with Exxon Chemical Europe in 1995. In 2004, his career continued with ExxonMobil Chemical Company in the U.S. Thomas has held roles of increased responsibility in ExxonMobil’s polyethylene, intermediates, and basic chemicals businesses, including global marketing manager for ExxonMobil's polyethylene business and plant manager, ExxonMobil Rotterdam Chemicals Complex

From 2014 to 2016, Thomas was a Steering Board member of Plastics Europe, the industry association of polymer manufacturers in Europe.

Thomas earned two master’s degrees: his first in electrical engineering from the University of Gent, Belgium, and his second in industrial engineering /operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. He is also a board member of Dutch School Houston, a non-profit language school for children and adults.