Matt Harthcock graduated from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1977 and went on to receive his PhD in chemistry from Texas A&M University.
Since then, he has made significant contributions to product development and innovation in the plastics, automotive and aviation industries.
His past employers include The Dow Chemical Company and GE Plastics, now a part of Sabic.
He retired in late 2019 from Schneller (a TransDigm company), an aviation and aerospace materials company in Ohio. He now resides in Ohio and Florida, and is CEO of his own company, Solutions by Harthcock Associates.
He has served MSU on the chemistry department’s advisory board and the Foundation Board of Trustees.
Now, he’s also a member of the Onward, Upward campaign cabinet.
He and his wife Patricia — who also attended MSU — have established gifts to help the next generation of chemists and faculty.