Jim  Rekoske

Jim Rekoske

Vice President & General Manager
Honeywell UOP

Jim Rekoske is Vice President and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at Honeywell’s UOP, a leading developer and licensor of technologies for the production of high-quality green fuels.

In his 15 years with UOP, Jim has held positions of increasing responsibility in areas ranging from research and development, marketing, customer service & sales support, and technology strategy. Previously, Jim served as the Technical Director for Petrochemical Catalysts and the Director of Technology for Universal Pharma Technologies, a former UOP joint venture focused on technology and services in pharmaceutical chemistry. Immediately prior to the current role, Jim provided strategic direction and management for research and development programs critical to the commercialization of new refining, petrochemical and renewable energy technologies.

Jim is the inventor or co-inventor more than 25 U.S. patents, with many additional patent applications pending, and is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He was recently awarded the 2010 Herman Pines Award from the Chicago Catalysis Club in recognition of his numerous technical breakthroughs in catalysis science.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He also earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.