Ronald Cotterman

Hertz Fellow: Ronald Cotterman
School

University of California, Berkeley

Area of Study

Chemical Engineering

Fellowship Years

1982 - 1985

Ronald Cotterman, PhD, is vice president of sustainability at Sealed Air Re-Image, a sustainability solutions company for local industries to sharing best practices with countries near and far, Sealed Air is leading the way to a more sustainable future. In his position as vice president, sustainability, Ron is responsible for Sealed Air’s company-wide strategy in sustainable business practices. In this global role, Cotterman works to advance sustainability initiatives across all of Sealed Air’s business units. His primary focus is to align customer needs, manufacturing platforms, business plans and technologies to improve sustainability of products, processes and services.

Ron has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, and as a Hertz Fellow, he received his PhD in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley. He has over 26 years of industrial experience in technology, business development and sustainability. Ron has 11 issued U.S. patents and 18 publications in refereed journals. He has been employed with Sealed Air for the last 15 years and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

Thesis:

1985 - Phase Equilibria for Complex Fluid Mixtures at High Pressures. Development and Application of Continuous Thermodynamics