Prior to joining Trinseo, Stedman spent more than 20 years with ExxonMobil Chemical working in the U.K., the U.S. and Belgium. Most recently, Stedman was the Europe Business Director for ExxonMobil Chemical’s Basic Chemicals business, and prior to that was the Site Manager for the Fife Ethylene Plant (steam cracker) in Scotland. Stedman also lead Global Sales and Marketing organizations for several ExxonMobil Chemical’s Polymers and Intermediates businesses, including the Santoprene business that was formally part of the Advanced Elastomers Systems joint venture with Monsanto.
Stedman served on the boards of Petrochemicals Europe and the European Petrochemical Association until September 2015 and was also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Leadership Group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).
Stedman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering with French from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K., and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, Nancy, France. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (U.K.).
He reports to Christopher Pappas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinseo, and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Stedman is based in Trinseo’s Horgen, Switzerland office.