Tom Crawshaw served on CNR’s Board of Directors from 1999 until 2017. Crawshaw’s chemical industry background began in 1964 when he joined Diamond Alkali Co., in Ashtabula, Ohio as a chemical engineer. His career at Diamond Alkali, Diamond Shamrock, and Occidental Chemical Co. (OxyChem), spanned 38 years with broad experience in engineering, plant management, sales, and business management.
He spent 25 years in regional sales management and business management, selling and/or marketing industrial chemicals across the United States. Crawshaw also led project teams tasked with developing and integrating hi-tech information technology at OxyChem.
Crawshaw worked for one year at CNR (2002-2003), evaluating new opportunities, and leading the company’s acquisition and integration of the Laguna Salada business into CNR.
Crawshaw is survived by his wife Cindy and their five daughters.