Bob Bauman directs the polymers business practice of Nexant Inc., and also is responsible for the company's consulting activities in Latin America. San Francisco-based Nexant is a global consulting company specializing in the energy, power, refinery and petrochemical sectors.
Bauman worked 22 years for chemical industry consultants Chem Systems until parent company IBM sold the unit to Nexant in 2001. Prior to joining Chem Systems, he worked for 14 years for U.S. Industrial Chemicals, now part of Equistar Chemicals LP.
Bauman is a chemical engineer with a degree from New York's Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He has participated in a wide range of studies involving market analysis, technology selection, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and the development of new petrochemical projects. He recently relocated to Houston from White Plains, N.Y.