Title: Chemical Engineer, Environmentalist, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Practical Sustainability, LLC
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Earl Beaver, Chemical Engineer, Environmentalist and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Sustainability, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
Dr. Beaver’s interest in the science and engineering fields began at an early age, where he started to show his interest in these fields in high school. The main impetus for this was his desire to know what the atomic origin of life was. Since 1999, he has served as the managing partner of Practical Sustainability, LLC, a Missouri-based company specializing in laboratory and new process development for green solutions. Prior to joining the company, he was a Director of Waste Elimination at Monsanto, providing three decades of service to the company. In addition, he is an emeritus chair of the Institute for Sustainability and a Director for the North American Alliance of Chemical Engineers.
Dr. Beaver followed his passion for science and engineering at McMurry University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1966. He continued his academic pursuits at Texas Tech University, receiving a PhD in 1970. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has a Lit T.D. from Northwest Missouri State University. In 1994, Dr. Beaver was recognized for his contributions to his field with the Gary Leach Recognition Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Lawrence K. Cecil Award. He has three patents for his work on nylon production and recovery of terpenes from scrap tires.
In addition to his work in this space, Dr. Beaver has contributed as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and as a member of the American Chemical Society. In fact, a highlight of his career was being elected to the position of director of the board of directors to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was largely inspired by one of his college professors, Professor Draper, who turned his focus on to looking for value in the things people threw away.
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