F. Quinn Stepan

Chairman, Stepan Company

F. Quinn Stepan has worked for the company founded by his father, Alfred C. Stepan, Jr., since 1961, serving in various executive leadership roles. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Stepan Company from October 1984 to December 2005, and has been its Chairman since November 1984. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Stepan Company from 1973 to February 1999. Mr. Stepan has been Director of Stepan Company since 1967.

In the time of Stepan’s leadership, Stepan Company has grown in size and stature to a $1.5 billion enterprise, with 1,500 employees and 14 manufacturing facilities around the world. Stepan Company, one of the largest global manufacturers of surfactants and polyester polyols, is based in Northfield, Illinois.

Stepan is a former Chairman of SDA’s Board of Directors and served on the Board for seven years. Besides SDA, Stepan took active roles in a number of industry organizations, including the American Chemistry Council, where he served on the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee; the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, serving on its Board of Directors and as its Chairman; and the Illinois Business Roundtable.

Stepan has an A.B. from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

F. Quinn Stepan