Bill Watson, General Manager
Keynote Address, May 2
Shell Polymers, Monaca
The EGCR is proud to announce the 2023 Keynote Speaker, Bill Watson, General Manager, Shell Polymers, Monaca. Join Bill as he discusses the challenges and triumphs of building the first world-scale Polymers plant in the Northeast.
Bill is the General Manager of the Shell Polymers Monaca site. He joined Shell in 1991 after finishing a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla. Bill grew up in the Midwest of the United States (Kansas City, Missouri) and started his career with Shell at Westhollow as a process development engineer in Shell’s Epoxy Resins business. Since that time, he has worked at several Manufacturing locations in Texas (Deer Park and Port Arthur), Louisiana (Norco), England (Stanlow), Illinois (Argo) and now Pennsylvania. He has also worked in regional and global Downstream roles in Process Safety, where he led the roll out of the Process Safety Fundamentals. His experience includes technical roles, operations and startup management, HSSE and production and technology leadership positions.
Bill brings a collaborative, intent based leadership style along with a demonstrated track record of developing people and driving sustainable results improvement. Bill brings his strong experience and demonstrated care for people to support Shell Polymers journey in becoming the unrivaled producer of polyethylene.
Bill is married to his spouse of 29 years and they have two sons, both of whom live in Texas. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with family, exercising and spending time outdoors.