Sharon Booth McGee
Baton Rouge, LA
BSChE, University of Arkansas, 1986
MSChE, University of Arkansas, 1988
Sharon Booth McGee joined Albemarle Corporation (and its predecessor, Ethyl Corporation) in January 1988. During her service, McGee has held numerous technical and commercial roles of increasing responsibility in research and development, manufacturing, economic evaluation, sales, and business management. In July 2008, McGee became Division Vice President for Performance Chemicals. In this role, she leads the creation and execution of global business unit strategies for six divisions comprised of a variety of products for industrial use, energy production, pollution control, high-tech cleaning, water treatment, food safety, paper, paints and coatings, and specialty surfactants. Prior to assuming her current role, McGee served as Global Business Director for Industrial Bromides, and was responsible for managing Albemarle’s global bromine supply as well as global strategic responsibility for industrial bromine chemicals. In this position, McGee led the company to broaden and diversify its technology portfolio to include pollution control and was part of the negotiation team that led Albemarle to form a 75% Albemarle joint venture in China. Additionally, during her first year in sales, McGee was awarded Albemarle’s “Negotiator of the Year” for her work as a strategic account manager covering pharmaceutical and agricultural accounts. Her 10-plus years of technical experience at Albemarle include the design and start-up of a section of the $150MM linear alfa-olefins plant built by Ethyl Corporation in Feluy, Belgium, and development of new production processes for flame retardants, amine derivatives, sulfur derivatives and various other novel products. McGee is a native of Ashdown, Arkansas and received both her BSChE and MSChE degrees from the University of Arkansas. McGee and her husband Chad have two children, James and Andrew. When not working, they are an enthusiastic golfing and ping pong family.
Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2011.