Jeff Wooster

Jeff Wooster
Global Sustainability Leader
The Dow Chemical Company

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Jeff Wooster joined Dow in 1988 after receiving a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University of Science & Technology. He worked for 5 years in Polyolefins Product Research, developing new polyethylene resins and working to understand fundamental materials science and polymer processing. In 1993 Wooster transferred to Plastics Technical Service & Development, where he has held technical responsibility for many of Dow's key polyethylene customers. He has developed and implemented new technology for various application areas such as stretch film, heavy duty shipping sacks, and fresh-cut produce packaging. He enjoys collaborating with the entire value chain and is currently responsible for market focused sustainable packaging initiatives within the Plastics Business at Dow. He is passionate about sustainability and serves as the lead Dow representative on Wal-Mart’s Packaging Sustainable Value Network, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division Packaging Team, and the Flexible Packaging Association’s Sustainability Task Force. Wooster holds 42 U.S. and foreign patents, has published over 35 technical papers, and is a frequently invited guest speaker on the subjects of sustainability and sustainable packaging. He lives in Houston, Texas but enjoys traveling beyond Texas’ boundaries to enjoy his favorite hobbies of snow skiing and contributing to the economic development of the world’s top tourist destinations.