Pierre Minguet, formerly business director polystyrene at INEOS Nova, is now vice-president business management polystyrene EMEA at Styrolution, he announced this week on LinkedIn. Minguet has been in the position since October 2011, and is responsible for all aspects of business management of the polystyrene portfolio of Styrolution in Europe, Middle-East and Africa and […]
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Brad Pitt is filming at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland, the Blog reads with disbelief in today’s Scotsman. After bringing Glasgow to a halt last week, the film crew for the zombie film “World War Z” moved on 22 August to the industrial landscape of Grangemouth on the east coast of Scotland, on […]
David Cartwright will start a new position with global trading company Zug-based Kolmar on Monday 4 July he told Nel today. David, previously the Butadiene/C4s man at INEOS, will be overseeing Kolmar’s global olefins activities.
Our own Nigel Davis, chemical insight editor at ICIS, is credited as an advisor on BBC4′s documentary series, All Our Working Lives, which examines the economic and industrial transformation that Britain has undergone since the early Eighties. The chemical industry episode from the original series (1984) has been updated, with Nigel’s help, with a […]
Gordon Adams of INEOS is currently gearing up for a 1,000 mile cycle ride from the southernmost tip of England to the northernmost tip of Scotland to raise money for Cancer Research. Adams, business manager butadiene and C4s at INEOS, is pictured here in the yellow top with his friend Rob, also taking part […]
Ish Medeles, currently market manager at INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA, is going to move to a position at INEOS Phenol, he announced by email to business contacts on Monday. Medeles, who formerly held positions as BTX manager at Samsung America Inc and as international crude trader at Chevron, will be handing over his […]
At last, the official EPCA photos we were all looking forward to. EPCA posted them on the website on Wednesday, where delegates are able to download them by using their conference username and password. A few selected highlights have been chosen for the Blog’s readers (photos copyright EPCA).
Beth Tweddle, new world champion in the gymnastic floor exercises was being interviewed on the radio as I drove in this morning, and very charming she was, but I didn’t realise how closely she was connected to the world of petrochemicals. Now my North of England Chemicals correspondent Judith tells me that Beth lives […]
I picked up a few new business cards at EPCA from old friends moving jobs. Barry Hurley, formerly of BP and INEOS, has now set up a consultancy Barry Hurley Associates. Joe Duffy, previously with Huntsman and SABIC, has joined DeWitt as Vice President, Ethylene, Propylene and Derivatives, EAME, based in the UK, […]
The secretariat of the European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL) has kindly sent the Blog an update today of the members of the Committee: - Mr. Pascal SAUVAIRE from ARKEMA has left the committee since June 2009. - Mr. Jean-Francois CHESNEAU from ARKEMA has joined the committee since June 2009 in replacement of Mr. Sauvaire, […]