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Stephen Di Biase - Elevance Renewable Sciences. Chicago, IL, US

Stephen Di Biase

Chief Scientific Officer | Elevance Renewable Sciences


Application and Product Development in Specialty Chemicals and Lubricant Additives








Dr. Stephen A. Di Biase serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Elevance Renewable Sciences. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer he is responsible for the global research, development and innovation efforts of a high technology early stage company.

Over the past 30+ year career Dr. Di Biase has become accomplished in application of innovation management in a global commercial setting. He has over 20 patents, has mentored hundreds of technical professionals and taught innovation and human resource management in both corporate and university settings. He has guest lectured at several academic institutions and has authored numerous patents, patents and corporate publications.

Dr. Di Biase, a graduate from The Pennsylvania State University, is also a retired member of the Board of Trustees for the Mt. Union College, sits on the Science Advisory Board for The Pennsylvania State University, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Research Institute, a leading experienced based innovation management association.

Prior to joining JohnsonDiversey, Dr. Di Biase spent 26 years with the Lubrizol Corporation, where he held a variety of leadership positions, including general management roles and those with profit and loss responsibility for emerging businesses derived from technology platforms. These global assignments often involved business development from strategy conception to execution managing teams of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development professionals.

Prior to accepting the assignment in business development Dr. Di Biase was the Vice President – Research, Development, and Engineering where he was responsible for the global technical and scientific leadership for a centralized R&D function comprising of 700 professionals, an operating budget of $120+ million, and a capital budget of $10+ million.

Dr. Di Biase has served as chairman of The Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship Committee, and Chairman of the Northeastern Ohio Section of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Di Biase has been honored by The Pennsylvania State University College of Science with its 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award and serves as an adjunct professor at Benedictine University in Naperville IL.

Industry Expertise (3)




Areas of Expertise (3)

Organizational Design

Innovation Management

Business Model Development

Education (2)

The Pennsylvania State University: Doctorate, Chemistry 1978

St. John Fisher College: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1974

Affiliations (2)

  • STLE
  • American Chemical Society

Sample Talks (3)

Innovation Concepts

Innovation in the 21st Century

Describes how emerging market drivers will alter conventional thinking about innovation while building upon tried and true methodologies.

Innovation Concepts



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3000 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee