Demetri Zervoudis is senior vice president of global propylene oxide (PO) JVs and polyether technology (PET) sites at Covestro LLC. He is also responsible for procurement and trading for the Americas, and serves as the health, safety, environment and security officer at Covestro LLC.
Demetri joined Bayer in 1983 as a process research engineer in Bushy Park, S.C. He has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the research & development group of the Dyes, Pigments & Organics organization. In 1987, Demetri moved to the Central Engineering group where he held a variety of positions with the Project Engineering department working in various Bayer plants.
In 1992, he represented engineering in the Polyurethanes North American strategic plan related to expansion strategies. Demetri then moved on to design, construct and start up several isocyanate plants as part of the Baytown, Texas, expansion program. In 1999, he was named vice president of manufacturing, with responsibility for Polyurethanes and Coatings manufacturing in the New Martinsville, W. Va., plant.
Following the Bayer reorganization in 2002, Demetri became responsible for global TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) production. Beginning in 2010, he chaired the HSEQ community council for Bayer Americas and served as the Safety and Sustainability Officer for Bayer Corporation.
Demetri holds a bachelor's degree in chemical & petroleum engineering and a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Demetri and his wife, Aspasia, reside in Monroeville, Pa., with their two children. Demetri enjoys sailing, jogging, cooking, reading books and spending time with his family.