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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: Schaefer joins Novesia

Joachim Schaefer, who left Arpadis in January, has joined Meerbusch, Germany-based Novesia Mineral√∂lhandel, he told Truong on Friday.   He is looking after styrene and his regular petrochemical markets, he said.

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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: Folkert Bloembergen back in Olefins

Folkert Bloembergen has joined Summit Petrochemical Trading Inc as VP Olefins Europe, trading ethylene propylene and C4s, he told Nel today.   Folkert, who was involved in propylene for LyondellBasell, prior to his latest position of Customer Fulfilment Manager for LBI in Houston, joined 1 February 2011 and will be based in Den Haag (the […]

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TRADER MOVES: Dirk van der Burg leaves Intermarc

Dirk van der Burg has left traders Intermarc, he told Nel on Tuesday.   He could not reveal where he was going but it would be announced soon, he added.     Prior to aromatics trading at Rotterdam-based Intermarc, he had been with traders Chemium.   

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Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

What a dreary film and what a disappointment. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has no plot, weak characters, and it takes forever for the storyline to start. Michael Douglas has a completely unconvincing role which is not worthy of him at all.   It is so disappointing after the original Wall Street, which had a […]

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TRADER MOVES: Anneke Duijverman leaves Bax

Anneke Duijverman, former commercial manager at Bax Chemicals, has decided to leave at the end of February, the company informed its business partners by email today.   She has been with Bax for five years, and was active in the acetates market. Norman Woelke, general manager of Bax, will take over her portfolio until further […]

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TRADER MOVES: Clay Walker joins AOT

In a follow-up story to the Blog’s original posting “Martin Riepl joins AOT,” another Summit trader will join AOT.   Clay Walker, former aromatics trader at Summit in Houston, will join his fellow trader Riepl at Astra Oil Trading (AOT), I hear in Houston from my aromatics colleague.   The Blog harks back to the […]

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TRADER MOVES: Schaefer and Fronzek leave Arpadis

Traders Joachim Schaefer and Bettina Fronzek have left chemical distributor, Arpadis.   An employee at the Arpadis Deutschland office in Essen told an ICIS caller today that they had left.   No news yet on their final destination. One trader said it’s a mystery, no-one knows, while another trader claimed to know.

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Martin Riepl joins AOT, based Linz

Martin Riepl, formerly with Linz-based traders Summit, has joined Astra Oil Trading (AOT) of Zug, Switzerland from January 2011.   “I will be based in Linz and we are going to trade petchems,” he told the Blog on Tuesday afternoon.   Riepl was out of the market for three months after leaving Summit in September. […]

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