Steve is senior vice president, Performance Chemicals, and president, Engineered Polymers at Ingevity. Steve joined Ingevity as vice president of the Engineered Polymers business unit at Ingevity’s Warrington, U.K. location in 2020. Prior to joining Ingevity, he served as vice president of commercial operations at Maysta Chemical from 2018 to 2020. Steve has over 30 years of experience in the polyurethanes industry, establishing a reputation for strategic thinking, technical innovation and managing complex international businesses. He spent 27 years with Air Products & Chemicals, most recently serving as vice president and general manager for the polyurethane additives business prior to the sale of the performance materials division to Evonik Industries AG in 2017. Steve started his career at Air Products in technology and advanced through the organization in various posts in sales, marketing and regional business management, including assignments in Germany and China. Prior to Air Products, Steve worked in the polyurethane foam manufacturing industry working for companies such as Recticel, Carpenter and Vita. Steve studied polymer science at Manchester Metropolitan University.