Theresa Kotanchek

Chief Executive Officer
Evolved Analytics LLC
Theresa Kotanchek is the Chief Executive Officer of Evolved Analytics LLC (, a world leading data science, software and systems design company with operations in North America and Europe. Prior to assuming her current role, Kotanchek spent 23 years at Dow Chemical where she held multiple global roles, including most recently Vice President of Sustainable Technologies and Innovation Sourcing. In this role, she was responsible for Dow's global strategy and delivery of competitive sustainable technologies, information research and management, environmental health and safety and Dow's external technology partnerships with leading universities, governments and national academies. Prior to this, she served as Dow's Chief Technology Officer of Dow Chemical China Company Limited where she led Asia Pacific R&D, including the development, construction and staffing of Dow's state-of-the-art 1,000,000 sq foot R&D center in Shanghai, China. In addition, she also served as a Global R&D Director in Dow Ventures, Dow Polyolefins and Elastomers and in Corporate R&D. Kotanchek holds a PhD in materials science, an MS in ceramic science, and a BS in ceramic science and engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She is an active member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Women Engineers, and Council of Industrial Research and has served on the Shanghai American Chamber of Congress--Science & Technology Subcommittee. She currently serves on multiple external advisory boards including Penn State's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan's Department of Engineering, and Georgia Tech's Manufacturing Institute. She was awarded the 2006 Penn State Earth & Mineral Sciences Alumni Achievement Award and was honored as a 2009 Penn State Alumni Fellow.