Jeremy Venter


Jeremy Venter joins Pilko with 30+ years’ experience working in specialty chemicals and manufacturing industries.  He recently retired from Dow Chemical as Global Process Technology and Technology Center Director, Advanced Polymers, Dow Coatings Materials where he Directed organization within six Dow businesses with total revenue of $6B: Coating Materials, Adhesives, Plastics Additives, Home and Personal Care, Construction Chemicals, and Oil and Gas Intermediates. Directed teams in Environmental, Health and Safety, Process Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Plants, and Technology Centers: Capital Execution, Reliability, Technology Stewards, External Manufacturing, Competitive Intelligence, Process Automation, New Product Introductions, Scale-Up Tools, and Processes. He led 250 employees worldwide with an annual budget of ~$50MM.

Jeremy also served as Global Process Technology Director, Specialty Materials Coatings at Rohm and Haas Company where he led Specialty Materials Process Technology for five businesses with total revenue of $4B: Coatings, Adhesives, Plastics Additives, Home and Personal Care, and Construction Chemicals. Managed ~125 employees worldwide with annual budget of ~$25MM. Directed manufacturing support for network of ~ 40 sites in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia (Replacement Value ~$3B). Oversaw teams in Quality, Technology Stewards, Competitive Intelligence, New Product Introductions, Scale-Up Tools.

Prior to that, he held the title of Global Operations Director / Area Production Leader, Digital Imaging Dispersions.  There he headed the sole manufacturing site for global Digital Imaging business. Responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, and general operations of $12MM business with a single manufacturing location. Member of Global business team, interfacing with customers to coordinate product development, supply, audits, and pricing.

Earlier in his career, Jeremy held many positions at Rohm and Haas such as Global R&D Director, Architectural Coatings ▪ Global Project Leader, Architectural Coatings R&D ▪ Section Manager, Architectural Coatings – Metal and Traffic Paint ▪ Senior Process Development Engineer, Monomers Research – Methyl Methacrylate ▪ Start-Up Engineer, Monomers, Butyl Acrylate ▪ Detail Design Process Engineer, Monomers, Butyl Acrylate ▪ Process Design Engineer, Monomers ▪ Process Development Engineer, Monomers ▪ Process Chemist.

Mr. Venter received his PhD and MS, Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and his BS, Chemical Engineering from the University of the North West, South Africa.