Jeff Dancer joined Allan F. Dow & Associates in 2003 as senior vice president and later that same year purchased the business, renamed it the Allan F. Dow Group LLC, and became its president. Today the Houston-based firm provides consulting for organizations needing to develop new markets for products and services, planning, forming and nurturing new start-up ventures, providing valuations for tangible and intangible properties, providing project finance and fund-raising sourcing and consulting for projects worldwide from $1 million to $1 billion in size.
Dancer, an Independence, Kan., native, worked for 25 years for Phillips Petroleum Co. (now ConocoPhillips Co.), including as president from 1994-99 of pipe extruder Phillips Driscopipe Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based subsidiary. While at Driscopipe, Dancer's team expanded the capacity of the business by one-third and formed a joint venture with Grupo Miguel to produce polyethylene pipe in Puebla, Mexico.
Dancer retired from Phillips in 1999 to become president and chief operating officer of SepraDyne Corp., a Dallas-area environmental technology start-up company.
The 1976 chemical engineering graduate of Kansas State University began working for Phillips while still in college. His first full-time job with the company was as a commercial evaluation engineer in Phillips' corporate planning section evaluating domestic and international projects. Over the years, he held a series of other posts in the organization, to include engineering, market research, technical sales, operations, new technology development and corporate-level project management. From 1987 through 1989, Dancer was operations manager for Driscopipe's Pryor, Okla., PE plant, turning around the facility from the worst performer in a six-plant business to the top performer in just 18 months.
In 1989 he moved to Singapore to serve as managing director and general manager for Phillips Asia operations. Among his activities there, he was board chairman of Phillips Petroleum's HDPE joint venture with the Singapore Economic Development Board and Sumitomo Chemical of Japan. While in Singapore, Dancer also was instrumental in forming a joint venture with Sinopec's Shanghai Petrochemical to produce HDPE resin in China.