Tim Boven


Tim Boven is currently the Recycling Commercial Director for the Americas within Packaging and Specialty Plastics. He is responsible for developing new business models and growth strategies that monetize plastics waste recycling streams across the Americas. This will include evaluating plastic waste streams around the world, working to identify both long-term chemical recycling platforms, as well as short-term mechanical recycling platforms that will contribute to a more circular economy for plastic. This work will help Dow reach its 2025 sustainability goal of advancing a circular economy by delivering solutions to close the resource loops in key markets.

Boven joined Dow in 1997 on the research assignment program where moved into emulsion polymers research focusing on process development. In 2000, he joined Dow Automotive where he held numerous roles in Technical Service & Development, Application Development, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management. In his last role, he served as the Dow Automotive Global Business Director. In April 2014, Boven joined Dow Hydrocarbons as the C4 and Comonomers Business director. He added Business Supply Chain in June 2015 where he was accountable for Business Supply Chain, C4 business profitability, and comonomer asset optimization / sourcing strategies.

He holds a BS in engineering from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Central Michigan University.