Management Team

Robert Ireland
Principal & Board Member

Mr. Ireland’s career spans nearly forty years in engineering and business leadership. He spent twenty-two years with Union Carbide Corporation, ending his tenure there as President of Union Carbide Africa and Middle East. Other functions included R&D, sales, finance and management; Marketing Manager of the Commodity Chemical division’s re-entry into Europe; and General Manager of the Specialty Chemicals Europe, Africa & Middle East division.

After leaving Union Carbide, Mr. Ireland spent fourteen years as President and CEO of Roquette America Inc.; a 3 billion pound-per-year corn wet miller, and producer of starches, sweeteners, ethanol, and specialty products such as sorbitol, maltitol and injection-grade dextrose.

Mr. Ireland's leadership experience includes roles as a Director on the Board of Moorman Manufacturing Company, a leading producer of animal feed and major soybean crushing and oil refining operation (Quincy Soybean). This privately owned company was subsequently sold to ADM.

Mr. Ireland earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

 

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