Future Downstream

Online | 2-3 March 2021

Bob Maughon

Position: EVP Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, CTO & CSO, SABIC

Bob Maughon is the executive vice president, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation and Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer at SABIC.  He oversees a global organization with 20 research centers around the world and a talented team focused on driving process, product and application innovation to support SABIC’s growth agenda.  Additionally, Maughon has responsibility for Corporate Sustainability, Product Stewardship, Technology Licensing and Technology Ventures.  

 

Prior to joining SABIC in 2019, Maughon served the R&D vice president for Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons at Dow. Early in his career with Dow, he worked in the Corporate R&D laboratories on a variety of programs ranging from heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysis, ring opening polymerization, homogeneous catalysis and alternative feedstocks. Over the course of his 21-years with Dow, Maughon moved from an individual contributor to eventually assuming people leadership roles in Corporate R&D and subsequently Business R&D for Hydrocarbons and Energy, Dow Pharma & Food Solutions, and Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons. 

Maughon serves as a board member of the University of Michigan Engineering Leadership Advisory Board and the AspenTech Executive Advisory Board.

He holds nine U.S. Patents and has numerous publications and presentations at external conferences.

Maughon earned his BA degree in chemistry from Rice University and his PhD in organic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. 

Bob lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Dianne and two children, Andrew and Lauren. His hobbies include travel, cooking and running, recently completing his first Marathon early in 2020.