Steve Hedrick is Chairman, President & CEO of Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, Inc. (MATRIC) in South Charleston, W.Va. MATRIC delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, and technology commercialization for the chemical, energy, environmental, and advanced software sectors.
Mr. Hedrick has more than three decades of broad-based leadership experience, with more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, leading businesses, chemical manufacturing and health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ). Prior to MATRIC, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Lyondell, Bayer Polymers, Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer CropScience and has led multiple regional and global teams to improve business results, reliability and safety systems. His entry into the chemical industry followed service as an officer in the United States Army.
In addition, Mr. Hedrick currently serves on a number of boards of directors, including Discover Real West Virginia Foundation, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, and Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. He is Chairman of the Charleston Area Alliance Board and Vice President (Vice Chair) of the Advantage Valley Board. In addition, Mr. Hedrick sits on the Business Roundtable of West Virginia.
A native of West Virginia, he holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.