board of directors
Sustainability Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
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 five years in Polyolefins Product Research, and in 1993 he transferred to Plastics Technical Service & Development. In 2006 he became co-chair of Dow’s North American Sustainable Packaging Team and has been an active member of SPC since that time. Jeff enjoys collaborating with the entire value chain and is currently responsible for market focused sustainable packaging initiatives within the Performance Plastics business at Dow. He is passionate about sustainability and in addition to his work with the SPC serves as the lead Dow representative on Wal-Mart’s Packaging SVN, the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division Packaging Team, and the Flexible Packaging Association’s Sustainability Task Force. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of AMERIPEN. Jeff holds 44 U.S. and foreign patents and has published over 50 technical papers and presentations. 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.