Kevin S. Todd

Rolla, MO; Fayetteville, AR; Lake Jackson, TX

BSChE, Missouri S&T, 1979

MSChE, University of Arkansas, 1983

PhD, University of Arkansas, 1984

Kevin attended Missouri S&T for his bachelor’s degree.  Kevin received both his MS & PhD from the University of Arkansas.  Dr. James L. Gaddy was his PHD advisor and the dissertation title was “Process Optimization Using the Energy Availability Function.”  After graduation Kevin began his career with BASF in Freeport, Texas as a Process Optimization engineer supporting the Acrylic Monomers production units.  In 1990 Kevin moved to Ludwigshafen Germany the headquarters of BASF to operate the Acrylic Acid & 2-ethylhexal acrylate pilot plants.  Upon returning to Freeport in 1992, Kevin was given the opportunity to run the acrylic acid plant at the Freeport Texas site.  In 1995 Kevin transferred to the Oxo Alcohols business as the Operations Manager.  During this time the Oxo Alcohols unit was debottlenecked to twice the original capacity and a new Syngas plant was constructed.  Kevin took an assignment in Kuantan Malaysia in 2000 to help build, commission and start-up a Maleic Anhydride plant. Kevin was named Technology Director for BASF’s Petrochemicals divisions in the Americans in 2011.  This position is responsible for BASF Technology at eight sites in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Kevin married Sharon Mette in 1981 while at the University and they had several wonderful years in Fayetteville. They have two daughters, Kimberly & Kelly, both are college graduates, but from Texas Universities.   Kevin enjoys golf, travel and gardening in his spare time.  Kevin is a member of St Mark’s Lutheran church in Lake Jackson, Texas and has served in various leadership roles.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2013.