Nathan Jeppson is President, CEO and Chairman of Northwest Hardwoods, Inc and oversees operations in the US, China, Canada and Japan. Nathan brings significant leadership experience to NWH, most recently serving as President of Shell Chemical LP and General Manager of a multi-billion-dollar division of Shell with leadership positions in a broad range of basic and intermediate chemicals.  Prior to Shell, Nathan served in a variety of leadership positions at The Dow Chemical Company across markets in North America, China, the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe.

Nathan’s strong general management capabilities are underpinned by significant successes across several businesses in designing and implementing business improvement initiatives, accelerating product innovation capabilities and developing top level commercial talent.  He has a demonstrated track record of shifting commodity-oriented businesses to strategic marketing-led organizations focused on innovation and collaboration with customers globally.

Nathan has served as a director of Houston Habitat for Humanity and a mentor in Junior Achievement’s Junior Business program. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.