Operations Leader for Advanced Oxidation Systems
Mike Mason is the Operations Leader for Advanced Oxidation Systems for Dow Microbial Control’s New Technologies Business Development team. He is accountable for delivering new, innovative, future-focused operational capabilities to deliver against global growth objectives.
Mike has worked for The Dow Chemical Company (starting with Rohm and Haas) since 1989 in a variety of research, engineering and manufacturing technical and leadership roles. He started in Research at the Spring House, Pennsylvania, laboratories as a Research Process Engineer in the Monomer business, supporting lab and pilot plant studies and new process development. In 1997, Mike relocated to Houston as a Senior Process Engineer in the Engineering Division of the Monomers business, leading process improvement projects and an expansion project for monomer capacity.
He continued to increase his level of responsibility as an Acrylates Area Process Steward at the Deer Park, Texas, plant leading a group of unit engineers and supporting the Acrylates Area in a range of activities to deliver results in environmental health and safety, process optimization, operations performance and cost reduction for the Acrylates area.
In 2005, Mike relocated to Germany as Marl Production Manager, where he was responsible for butyl acrylate production and management of Dow’s manufacturing relationship with Evonik Stockhausen, as well as supporting the broader European Primary Materials business efforts in customer service, Responsible Care management systems and safe monomer handling.
Relocating back to the U.S. in 2008, Mike was appointed Polymers Area Manager in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was responsible for managing the production and shipment of the solution polymers products including the ACUMER™, ACUSOL™ and TAMOL™ product lines, as well as AQUASET™ polymers used in the formaldehyde-free insulation market.
Since June 2009, Mike has worked for Dow Microbial Control, where he has played a key role in leading and coordinating special projects as part of integration activities. He served as Business External Manufacturing Leader from 2009 to 2010 and then subsequently led numerous projects supporting the supply of microbial control products.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
He is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.