J. Todd Reaves
Todd is a Sr. Production Manager at the BASF site in Freeport, TX, and is responsible for the Hydroxylamine Technology and the Ammonia Terminal which services both BASF and external customers. Founded in 1958 as BASF’s first manufacturing site outside of Europe, today Freeport has more than 800 employees and approximately 600 contractors. The facility produces 23 different products in 24 plants and is one of BASF’s six major “Verbund” manufacturing sites.
Todd has had several assignments with BASF in both manufacturing and process development including: Production Manager for Cyclohexanone and Caprolactam manufacture in Freeport; Operational Excellence Manager at the McIntosh, AL, site; Production Manager and Technical Manager for Benzotriazole light stabilizer manufacture at the McIntosh site; Assistant to the Benzotriazole Production Director at the BASF site in Lampertheim Germany; and Project Leader in the process development groups in both McIntosh and Lampertheim.
Prior to joining BASF, Todd was a Staff Engineer with Atofina, a large European petrochemical company, in Houston, TX. In this position, Todd helped coordinate pilot plant activities for polybutadiene, polyethylene, and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) manufacture.
Todd graduated Magna cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 1994 and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 1999. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.
Todd and his wife, Whitney, have two young children that occupy most of their spare time. They are also active in their church and are on the Board of Directors for a University-Model® School that serves southern Brazoria County.