Steve is the former Chairman and CEO of BP America, Inc., BP’s U.S. subsidiary prior to its merger with Amoco Corporation, and served in that capacity from 1996 until 1999. Prior to assuming those duties, he was President of BP Oil in the United States from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Percy returned to BP America in 1992 from London, England where he served as Group Treasurer of BP p.l.c. and Chief Executive of BP Finance International.
Since retiring from BP he has served as the head of Phillips Petroleum’s Refining, Marketing and Transportation Company, visited as a Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, lectured at Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and conducted workshops on corporate governance for the AHC Group, a strategic consultant in the areas of environment, energy, and materials.
Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Omnova Solutions Inc. and is also Non-executive Chairman of Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc. Past corporate board memberships include GenCorp, Inc., the Tranzonic Companies, KeyBank National Association, Transtar International and Losonoco LTD. Steve is also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, is Vice Chair of the Cleveland State University Foundation Board, serving as head of its Investment Committee, and is Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Steve is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar.