Michael (Mike) Cowles returned to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2014 after retiring from a 39 year career with Chevron Corporation. Mike has expertise in chemical and petro-chemical businesses. He has a proven track record in optimizing operations, commercial agreement negotiations, product commercialization and acquisitions. His experience base includes:
- Manufacturing plant operations
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Strategy
- Change Management
- Large Project Management
- New technology development and commercialization
Mike graduated from WKU in 1975 with a BS degree. Mike later attended Tulane University while living in New Orleans but was unable complete an MBA degree due to being transferred. During his career, Mike relocated 8 times in the U.S. and has worked in international locations exposing him to a wide diversity of the cultures and business practices.
Mike and his wife (Barbara) reside in Alvaton. They have 3 grown children who are scattered across the country; Melissa (Denver), Ryan (San Francisco) and Marybeth (Houston). Both Mike and Barbara volunteer within the community including Salvation Army and HOTEL Inc.