DRWV BOARD MEMBER
Steven B. Hedrick
President and CEO, MATRIC
DRWV Board Member
Steve Hedrick is President & CEO of Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) in South Charleston, W.Va. MATRIC delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, and technology commercialization for the chemical, energy, environmental, and advanced software sectors.
Mr. Hedrick has nearly three decades of broad-based leadership experience, with more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, leading businesses, chemical manufacturing and health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ). Prior to MATRIC, he held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at Bayer CropScience, Bayer MaterialScience, Bayer Polymers and Lyondell and has led multiple regional and global teams to improve business results, reliability and safety systems. His entry into the chemical industry followed service as an officer in the United States Army.
Mr. Hedrick currently serves on a number of boards of directors, including the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Area Alliance, Advantage Valley, West Virginia Manufacturers Association, Thomas Health System and West Virginia Regional Technology Park Corporation. He is Chairman of the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman of the Charleston Area Alliance. Mr. Hedrick also sits on the Business Roundtable of West Virginia.
A native of West Virginia, he holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.