Chris Birdsall

President Catalysts and Licensing



Chris Birdsall is the President of ExxonMobil’s Catalysts and Licensing Business.  In this role, he leads a global team helping customers generate superior value through high-performance catalysts, advantaged process technology, and industry-leading operations expertise.

Mr. Birdsall has a degree in Chemical Engineering with highest honors from the University of Florida.  He joined ExxonMobil as a polymers manufacturing engineer in 1996, and has progressed through a number of manufacturing, technology, and commercial roles over the last 20 years.  He has held management positions in ExxonMobil’s Polymers, Basic Chemicals, Lubricant Basestocks, and Refining business units.

Outside of work, Mr. Birdsall serves on the advisory board for the chemical engineering department at the University of Florida.  He is also a proud supporter of the United Way and Desire Street Ministries for their work serving communities in need. Mr. Birdsall has been married to his wife, Julianne, for over 20 years, and together they have two children.

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