President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC)
Steve Hedrick is President & CEO of Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (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 nearly 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 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.
Mr. Hedrick currently serves as the CEO of Appalachia Development Group, LLC, a collaborative platform designed to deliver the Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub, considered to be industry’s catalyst for the industrial spread associated with the prolific shale gas developments in the Marcellus, Utica and Rodgersville Shales.
A native of West Virginia, he holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.