Covestro executive Demetri Zervoudis to keynote AIChE student conference

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Demetri Zervoudis, senior vice president at Covestro, will address 1,600 students at this year’s AIChE Annual Student Conference in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh, October 25, 2018 — Covestro Senior Vice President Demetri Zervoudis will address approximately 1,600 international chemical engineering students at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Student Conference this Saturday, Oct. 27, in Pittsburgh.

During his keynote presentation, titled “Curious, Courageous, Colorful: A Guide to a Rewarding Career,” Zervoudis will draw connections between Covestro’s company values (Curious, Courageous, Colorful) and his own professional journey, as he rose from an aspiring chemical engineer to his current role as a senior leader at one of the world’s largest polymer companies.

As he recounts lessons learned along the way, Zervoudis will look to the future of innovation and share his insights for a rewarding career—one that yields both great opportunity and great responsibility.

Zervoudis began his career at Covestro in 1983 as a process research engineer. Today, he serves as senior vice president for global polyurethane joint ventures and propylene oxide / polyether manufacturing sites at Covestro LLC. He is also responsible for procurement in the Americas region and serves as the company’s health, safety, environment and security officer.

Organized by AIChE, the Annual Student Conference is four days of career information, social events and competitions. It draws student engineers from more than 30 countries around the world, who, together with AIChE members and industry professionals, celebrate the Chemical Engineering profession. This year’s conference will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017.

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Alice Sox, Phone: +1 412 413 5430

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