Roderick A. Herrick is the vice president and site manager of the Baytown Industrial Park in Baytown, Texas, at Covestro LLC. He is also a member of Covestro’s North American Leadership Team.
In his current role, Rod chairs the Site Leadership Team and is responsible for all activities associated with the continued success of the Baytown Industrial Park site, including Covestro operations, guest facilities, site services, employee leadership and community outreach.
Rod joined Bayer in 1985 at the New Martinsville, W. Va., site, while starting his career as a plant engineer at PPG Industries. He has extensive manufacturing experience and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including plant and process engineer, reliability lead, site manager at the Polycarbonates Compounding Facility in Newark, Ohio, and Polyurethanes production lead in Baytown. Most recently, Rod led a site-wide initiative to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Baytown plant.
Rod also brings a wealth of management experience in such areas as strategic planning, reliability, inventory, production scheduling, budgeting, human resources, safety and environmental requirements, and capital improvement. He is a goal-oriented leader with a strong desire to develop and mentor future leaders.
Rod is a member of various community organizations, as well as a board member of the Texas Chemical Council, the Baytown Chamber of Commerce, Houston Regional Monitoring and Baytown / West Chamber County Economic Development Foundation.
A native of West Virginia, Rod holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.
Rod is married with three children and currently resides in League City, Texas.