John P. “Jack” Dever, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

MATRIC Director of Process and Product Development, Jack Dever

Jack Dever is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, a role he has held since January 1, 2016. He is accountable for strategic planning, new business development, research strategy, intellectual property management, customer partnerships and technical staff development. Jack, who has more than 30 years of experience in technical and organizational leadership, joined MATRIC in 2011 as Director of Process Development and Process Engineering.

After the merger of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical, Dever was named the EO-EG Global Improvement Leader. He led a world-wide organization charged with identifying and developing improvement opportunities at Dow’s EO-EG plants in Europe and North America. He also led and managed technology support for joint venture plants in the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Later, as Director of Technology Development, he led a multi-functional group in the development of next generation process technology for acrylic acid. The team identified, validated, and developed new industry-leading technology.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University


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