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Paul J. Grimmer

Paul J. Grimmer
Position: Owner and President
Organization: Eltron Research and Development
Email: pgrimmer@eltronresearch.com
LinkedIn Profile: paul-grimmer
Years Served: Ex-Officio (Dean's Council Member)


Texas Tech
B.S.Ch.E. 1977


Owner and President, Paul Grimmer, acquired Eltron R&D in 2005 and brings more than 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry.

Prior to Eltron, Mr. Grimmer spent 28 years working at Conoco primarily in upstream as an engineer, project manager, and then in business development. As President of Conoco’s Gas Solutions, he grew the “gas solutions” business within the company from its inception into a program that generated $100,000,000 annually, with a staff of more than 240 people.

While focused on Fischer-Tropsch Gas-To-Liquids processes (GTL), Mr. Grimmer’s team developed several improvements and built a 400 barrel-per-day demonstration plant. This plant is the largest GTL plant in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest GTL plant in the world.  

Since 2005, Mr. Grimmer has lead a major change within Eltron R&D: to broaden its focus from research to include technology development in an effort to begin to monetize the company’s collection of proprietary technologies.