W Robert Storey
Annapolis, MD
BS 1980
BSChE 1981

Mr. Storey is currently President & CEO of Vapotherm, Inc., a privately held medical device manufacturer headquartered in Maryland. The start-up company achieved its first FDA clearances in late 2000 and has since become the leader worldwide in high flow respiratory therapies for the hospital market. Following his graduation, Storey joined Exxon Chemical Company’s Plastics Technology Division in Texas. After several years in process and catalysis research, he moved into the New Business Development group at Exxon Chemical’s headquarters in Houston. During this time, he was Director of Sales & Marketing for a number of the company’s acquisitions, and was the leader for the formation and start-up of Exxon’s international joint venture with Mitsubishi Petrochemical, Mytex Polymers. In 1994, he became General Manager of a privately held engineering plastics company, Bay Resins in Maryland, to assist them in preparing the company for sale. Within two years, the company was sold to Clariant Corporation of Switzerland, the world’s largest specialty chemical company, after which he became Clariant’s Business Unit Vice President for the Performance Plastics Division. He held this position until he joined Vapotherm in 1999. Mr. Storey lives just outside of Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Anne, and their two sons, Nicholas and Michael. His enthusiasm for the US Naval Academy is second only to his loyalty to the University of Arkansas.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2006.