Philippe D. Brunet, President & Chief Operating Officer
Philippe Brunet joined Standard Alcohol in 2016. As President & Chief Operating Officer, Philippe brings over 30 years of international, senior leadership experience with several Forbes Global 300 organizations, including: The Linde Group, the world leading gases and engineering company ($23B sales), and the Saint-Gobain Group, world leader in the habitat and construction markets ($50B).
Philippe has extensive industry knowledge, including corporate and business development leadership roles as the former CEO of Linde South America ($1B, 10 countries, 2500 employees) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Vice-President of Finance & Investments for Linde Americas ($3B) in New Jersey. He is a specialist of complex business development projects (BOO, de-captivation, JV) with premier international customers in the sectors of chemicals, oil & gas and clean energy. He has also served as regional CFO for several $B+ international organizations, leading major merger integrations, financial turnarounds, strategic investments. VDD and divestitures. He is a former Group Treasurer for Saint-Gobain, and lead Director of a $1.4B project finance JV between Linde and Marubeni in Mexico.
Philippe relocated to Colorado in 2014 and is passionate about entrepreneurship. He launched and chaired the TiE Rockies first Accelerator Program with 28 early-stage companies. He is a hypergrowth and lean startup specialist (co-founder and CEO of Aspen Growth Ventures). Philippe has dual citizenship (French and American). He has lived in Europe, five years in South America and ten years in the U.S. He is a graduate from ESSEC Business School (Grande Ecole diploma, MSc Management, France), and from Harvard Business School (PGL).