Vice President and General Manager‒Polyurethane Chemicals
Steven P. Hulme is vice president and general manager‒Polyurethane Chemicals for the Material Technologies business at Air Products. He has global responsibility for the growth and profitability of the Polyurethane Chemicals business, which includes the polyurethane additives (PUA) and reactive intermediates product lines.
Mr. Hulme joined Air Products in 1991 as an applications chemist for the PUA business in Hamburg, Germany. He subsequently held a variety of positions in the European PUA Business, including sales, sales management and marketing, before being appointed business manager‒Europe in 2001. In 2005 Mr. Hulme moved to Shanghai, China, as business manager‒PUA Asia, where he helped build an improved market position. From 2008-2010 Mr. Hulme held various roles within the commercial development group on special projects that included integration manager for Air Products Nanjing Specialty Amines Ltd. project—a greenfield investment in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China—and Air Products Performance Materials Marl. He moved back into the PUA business in 2011 as global business manager and was promoted to general manager in 2014.
Mr. Hulme studied polymer science at Manchester Metropolitan University and, prior to joining Air Products, worked in the industry for five years at various U.K.-based polyurethane foam producers.
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