Jim Rekoske is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Honeywell UOP, a leading developer and licensor of technologies for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. In this role, Jim has global responsibility for the entire technology organization at UOP, ranging from basic and applied research on new materials, catalysts, membranes and adsorbents through to process development, scale-up and commercialization for the entire UOP business unit. Jim is also a member of the executive management team of the company.
In his two decades with the company, Jim has held positions of increasing responsibility in areas ranging from research and development, marketing, customer service and sales support and technology strategy. Previously, Jim served as the Technical Director for Petrochemical Catalysts and the Director of Technology for Universal Pharma Technologies, a UOP joint venture focused on technology and services in pharmaceutical chemistry and as the Vice President and General Manager of UOP’s Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit, where he oversaw all aspects of the renewables business from its inception. Immediately prior to his current role, Dr. Rekoske was the Global Business Director for UOP’s petrochemical business segment.
Jim is the inventor or co-inventor more than 30 U.S. patents, with many additional patent applications pending, and is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He was awarded the 2010 Herman Pines Award from the Chicago Catalysis Club in recognition of his numerous technical breakthroughs in catalysis science. He is a member of the advisory boards for the C3Bio Center of Excellence at Purdue University, the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, and the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jim earned Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He also earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.