'Your commitment to innovation and development as well as your willingness to engage with stakeholders across the spectrum has been a pleasure to watch. You understand the power of promotion and Covestro is not afraid of engaging in social media. This would not have happened without you. You have helped the reputation of the Polyurethane industry.
'Most recently you have helped to champion carbon dioxide to polyol technology and have broadened the spectrum of approaches which are available in this sector.
'At the same time, you have managed to convince shareholders, bankers, financiers and the board of Bayer, that spinning out Covestro was the right thing to do.
'That is a powerful combination of personal properties and that is why it gives me very great pleasure to invite you into the UTECH Hall of Fame as our first member.'
Thomas has been a part of the polyurethane industry for over 30 years. He has worked at ICI, Huntsman, Bayer and latterly he and his team spun Covestro out of Bayer.