Bob Bauman is a vice president of Nexant Chem Systems, a Houston-based international consulting firm specializing in energy, power, refining and petrochemicals with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is responsible for the global plastics business practice with direct geographic responsibility for North America, South America and Asia. In addition, Bauman oversees Nexant Chem Systems' consulting activities in South America.
He has participated in a wide variety of projects in the plastics industry, including market analysis, strategic planning, competitive analysis and benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, and new petrochemical complexes.
Prior to joining Chem Systems in 1980, Bauman worked for U.S. Industrial Chemicals, now part of Equistar/Lyondell, for 14 years and has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in New York. He has served as president of the Chemical Industry Association and as chairman of the Committee on Resin Statistics for the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.