Stepan: Behrens new President and Chief Operating Officer
Effective as of 1 January 2021, Scott Behrens will become President and Chief Operating Officer of Stepan Company. During his more than 25-year career with the company, Behrens has held a series of leadership positions across multiple parts of the business.
Under his leadership as Vice President and General Manager Surfactants, the Surfactant business has diversified its market presence, delivered innovative sustainable technologies, and completed multiple acquisitions, which have contributed to record results. Behrens has been a member of the American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors for the last four years and currently serves as the Vice Chair. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Illinois State University and his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Stepan is a manufacturer of speciality and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries. The company is also a supplier of polyurethane polyols used in the thermal insulation market, and CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) industries. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan utilises a network of modern production facilities located in North and South America, Europe and Asia.