Prior to joining Orion, Deters served as Group Vice President, R&D and Marine Marketing, at Hempel A/S in Konigs Lyngby, Denmark, and Vice President and Business Manager at King Industries, Inc. in Norwalk, CT. He is Six Sigma Green Belt-certified and has lectured at the Danish Technical University in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Deters was also appointed Ph.D. Examiner by the Denmark National Board of Higher Education for the discipline of Chemistry.
Deters earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He currently resides in Bonn, Germany with his wife.