Mr. Stedman is the CEO of Agilyx Corporation. Mr. Stedman has nearly 30 years of experience in the chemical industry covering plastics, elastomers and basic chemicals, such as olefins. He has held positions in operations, sales and marketing, global supply chains, business leadership as well as strategy and corporate development.
Prior to joining Agilyx, Mr. Stedman was the senior vice president, strategy and corporate development for Trinseo where he was responsible for leading Trinseo’s mergers and acquisition strategy development. Previously, he served as senior vice president for the plastics and feedstocks businesses and global supply chain for Trinseo. In this role, he was responsible for business leadership for performance plastics, polystyrene, and styrene monomer. He also served on the board of Americas Styrenics, a joint venture between Trinseo and CP Chem. Before his time at Trinseo, Mr. Stedman spent over 20 years at ExxonMobil. His last role was as the business director for ExxonMobil Chemical’s basic chemical business ($8B rev) and prior to that he was the site manager for the Fife Ethylene Plant.
Mr. Stedman holds a Bachelor of Engineering 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.). Mr. Stedman previously served on the boards of Petrochemicals Europe and the European Petrochemical Association and was also a member of the energy and climate change leadership group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA). Mr. Stedman previously represented Trinseo on the operating committee of the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council and as a vice president of the Steering Board of PlasticsEurope.
In 2020, Mr. Stedman was named a Top 40 Power Player by the Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS).