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Don Brodie


Don B. Brodie

Brodie received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1969. He and his brother, Steve, established a family-owned business Purolite in 1981. The company has grown into a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical production, microchips for purifying water, chemical and refining, food processing, metals extraction, finishing and electroplating, and nuclear power generation. Purolite, which manufactures products in China, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States, provides energy and cost effective ways to manufacture products or clean the environment.

In addition to his business success, Brodie has dedicated his time and expertise to helping young Mountaineers succeed. He and his wife, Linda, established several programs, including the Brodie Discovery and Innovation Fund for students and faculty at the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences. The Brodies’ gift enriches research endeavors of students and faculty in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry

Brodie participates in many charitable groups such as the Weizman Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, Jewish Federation and the American Chemical Society.

As a proud WVU alumnus, Brodie served as chair of the Eberly Advisory Committee and recently joined the college’s Development Committee. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Brodie brought to WVU a mind for innovation, as well as a loyal commitment and love for the Mountaineers.