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MOVES: Merijn Van Dijk to Trafigura

Merijn Van Dijk, formerly with InterChem,is now an aromatics trader at Trafigura, he announced on LinkedIn today. “Last week I started at Trafigura in Geneva … I will be trading benzene and other aromatics in Europe,” he emailed the Blog. Van Dijk had previously been inlogistics, and later traded toluene, mixed xylenes and methanol in […]

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MOVES: Davie De Laet to Total Houston

Davie De Laet has taken up a new position as commercial manager benzene for US at Total Petrochemicals USA based in Houston, he announced today. De Laet was formerly trade manager toluene, xylenes and cyclohexane for Europe at Total Petrochemicals in Brussels.

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MOVES: Restructure of Petrofina Aromatics Trading Europe

Petrofina has restructured its European aromatics trading team from 1 January 2012, the general manager of the team announced by email to all business contacts on 25 January. Martin Carbonez will be responsible for spot trading on Mixed Xylenes, Para-xylenes, Ortho-xylenes and Toluene. Bart Fellinga will be responsible for Benzene, Benzene feedstock and Cyclohexane. Alexis […]

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MOVES: Noorlander to Starsupply

Wietse Noorlander, formerly with Excalibur Oil Brokerage, has joined brokers Starsupply Petroleum Europe BV, he informed the Blog today. Based in Capelle a/d IJssel in the Netherlands, Noorlander will be setting up a chemical desk for Starsupply, starting with aromatics, he said.

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TRADER MOVES: Michiel Brons joins PCB

Michiel Brons, formerly of SABIC in the Netherlands and then Riyadh, joined Petrochemical Brokerage (PCB) on 1 March 2011, he told the Blog today at EPL in Brussels.   He will be broking benzene and styrene for the Rotterdam-based brokerage. On a personal note, he said, he has just become the father of a baby […]

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TRADER MOVES: Brian Lee resigns from Samsung

Trader Brian Lee has resigned from Samsung and is taking a break.   After his most recent role trading aromatics in Europe, he has moved back to Asia, according to his friends.  

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MOVES: Nadja Weiss to Artenius Sines PTA

Nadja Weiss is now PTA Marketing and Sales Manager at Artenius Sines PTA, SA, she announced on LinkedIn today.   She left her former position as Regional Manager Aromatics E/A/ME at Chevron Phillips Chemicals International NV in June 2010.

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The Art of Trader Speak

Understanding trader-speak is an art. My fellow blogger, Paul Hodges has written an insightful explanation of some classic trader expressions on his blog.   To these, the ICIS aromatics reporting team can add the following:   “I haven’t done anything in the market this week, but I heard this low deal done.” = Please move […]

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Jenney moves to Dow polypropylene

Antonia Jenney, senior commercial manager, aromatics Europe, at Dow Europe GmbH in Horgen, Switzerland, is moving to the position of Product Director PP and HDPE, Dow Europe/IMEA at Dow Chemical Company – Chemicals & Plastics, I hear from Truong today.   Her aromatics position will be taken by Mr Eide Garcia, formerly Latin America Product […]

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MOVES – Kilkeary and Jones of Blue Ocean set up in Houston

Kevin Kilkeary and Alan Jones of Blue Ocean Brokerage have opened an office in Houston, my colleague Ryan Hickman wrote in this article on 14 July in ICIS news.   They began brokering US Gulf aromatics, gasoline components and naphtha from Houston on 19 July, they told him.

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