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Keith Wiggins

Keith Wiggins is the CEO of Econic Technologies, a deep tech company focused on catalyst technology for renewable carbon. An accomplished senior leader, Keith joined Econic in 2021, bringing over 35 years of experience in the materials science sector and related industries.

Keith has held numerous executive and non-executive leadership positions at publicly traded and privately owned companies. He has a demonstrated history of driving value and growth, including leading turnarounds at blue chip and early-stage companies.

He started his career with ICI as a chemist, before joining Dow Chemical where he progressed through international progressive commercial and corporate roles, moving location many times, over 23 years. He returned to the UK as General Manager of Dow’s UK, Ireland, and Nordic region, before moving on to serve in executive management and consultative roles with early-stage growth and scale up innovation companies. These include Worn Again Technologies, a company focused on polymer recycling, and Nanoco, a quantum dots and other nanomaterials pioneer.

Keith is an advocate for advanced manufacturing and sustainability and actively supports the chemical industry’s sustainable transformation. Under his leadership, Econic Technologies has joined the Renewable Carbon Initiative and participates in the Sustainability and Product Stewardship Working Groups of Europur, the European Association of Flexible PU Foam Blocks Manufacturers.

Keith is a proud graduate from Imperial College in London and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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