Chemical Engineers running the show?

<p>I never thought of this before, but what kinds of companies have BS/MS-level chemical engineers running the show?</p>

<p>Sunoco and Chevron</p>

<p>So it's pretty much just oil and gas?</p>

<p>I imagine there's a chance of you rising the ranks at any sort of chemical companies. I worked at a place that employed mostly chemists in their labs, but the chemical engineer that was in charge of scaling lab recipes up to production sized amounts was held in pretty high regard.</p>

<p>Biotech firms and BigPharma also use ChemEs</p>

<p>The CEO of Sears has a BS in Chem E (and an MBA)
The CEO of Heartford Financial has a PhD in Chem E
The CEO of Weyerhaeuser has a BS in Chem E</p>

<p>just to name a few that aren't in the Chemical of Biotech biz</p>

<p>Chem E teaches you great analytical and critical thinking skills that are valuable to many companies and industries.</p>

<p>I know that there are a lot of opportunities out there, but I'm curious about which companies have chemical engineers running the show.</p>

<p>Biotech and pharmas do hire ChemEs, but they don't run the show. The PhDs in biochemistry and pharmacology, among others, do.</p>

<p>The CEO of Intel is a ChemE. There are a lot of misnomers about ChemE. It surprises most people to know that ChemE involves mostly higher mathematics and higher physics and only a relatively small amount of chemistry. A chemistry major will know far more traditional chemistry than a ChemE major. Along with nuclear engineering, chemical engineering is the most "theoretical" of all the engineering disciplines. They both play in the atomic scale.</p>