Raphael G. Crawford is president of catalysts, a division of Albemarle Corporation.
An officer of the Albemarle Corporation, Mr. Crawford has reported directly to the CEO since 2015. He joined Albemarle as the vice president for performance catalyst solutions in 2012 and, in 2015, became president of the Albemarle’s bromine specialties division. In 2018, he was appointed president of catalysts.
From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Crawford served as director of global marketing and business development for Dow Coating Materials. He was invited to join Dow as its global commercial director and the global product marketing director for Dow’s water and process solutions division after the company acquired his previous employer, Rohm and Haas, in 2009.
Prior to that acquisition, Mr. Crawford held various strategic marketing and commercial roles at Rohm and Haas, which he joined in 2003. Before that, he served as a marketing manager at Campbell Soup Company. Mr. Crawford started his career at SNET Telecommunications and worked in new ventures, finance, and marketing.
He maintains professional certifications in management accounting and financial management from the Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr. Crawford joined the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in 2018. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering. He has facilitated internship and employment opportunities for University of New Haven engineering students at Albemarle.
Mr. Crawford serves on the boards of the Jordan Bromine Company, American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM), and Fototazo.
Mr. Crawford received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University in 1997 and his master’s degree in finance from the University of New Haven in 2000.