Dr. Steven F Stanley

Dr. Steven F Stanley

Chief Commercial Officer

Lanza Tech

Steven F. Stanley, PhD joined LanzaTech as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2022 and leads, among other activities, its downstream sustainable CarbonSmart™ Products business with well-known brand owner customers from across the globe.

He has more than 30 years of technical and business experience in the global petrochemicals industry, having successfully conducted business in nearly 50 countries and maintaining profit and loss responsibility for eight global businesses.

After beginning his career as a research engineer at Shell Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, Dr. Stanley joined Union Carbide Corporation as Product Manager of UNIPOL™ PP Catalysts. Dr. Stanley was later appointed Business Manager of UNIPOL™ Polyethylene and PP Catalysts and relocated to Union Carbide’s headquarters in Danbury, Connecticut.

In 2001, Dr. Stanley became Senior Business Director of UNIPOL™ PP Licensing & Catalyst for The Dow Chemical Company upon their acquisition of Union Carbide. In 2005, Dr. Stanley was appointed Global Business Director of Dow Performance Fluids, Epoxy & Specialty Chemicals business group, leading a portfolio of six global businesses.

Dr. Stanley was subsequently recruited by Dow leadership to become Vice President, Commercial of Univation Technologies LLC, a global UNIPOL™ PE process technology licensing and catalyst joint venture company between Dow and ExxonMobil Chemical in Houston, Texas. He served from January 2015 to December 2021 as President of Univation Technologies and thereafter as a consultant in the polymers and petrochemical industry until he joined LanzaTech. Dr. Stanley holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.