Chris Mudd is a petrochemicals operating executive who has held multiple senior management roles during his 30+ years in the industry. He has experience with strategy development and implementation, corporate carve outs, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions. He created and launched a successful public company, led the divestment of a business unit from Dow/Exxon with exit at 8x EBITDA multiple, and has been CEO of a private equity portfolio company.
Chris began his career with Dow Chemical where he served in various commercial, business management, purchasing, licensing and financial analyst roles. He was named President & General Manager of a specialty chemicals joint venture of Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil, Dexco Polymers, where he had full P&L responsibility. In 2011 he led the successful carve out and sale of the business to an overseas strategic buyer for $168M and continued to lead the company under new ownership. Chris became President & COO of CSW Industrials (NASDAQ: CSWI) a company which he created and launched in 2015. Company valuation has grown from $350M at time of IPO to more than $1B today. In 2018, Chris became CEO of SGCE/Juniper Specialty Products, a specialty chemicals company owned by private equity and a sovereign wealth fund. Prior to joining Chiron, Chris was President of CJM ChemConsult, an advisory firm that identifies, develops and supports strategic growth opportunities for investors in the chemical industry.
Chris has served on the Board of Governors of the Petrochemical Founders Club and is past-President, Americas Section, of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers. He previously served as Director of MUD355 and currently serves on the board of a non-profit that supports young adults with intellectual disabilities. He is also co-chairman of the Purdue University parent advisory board.
Education and Credentials
University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Chemical Engineering