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MOVES: Changes at Styron Europe

Mike Cromack has been appointed Global BusinessDirector for Aromatic Feedstocks, and Rafael Cayuela has moved to becomeEuropean Commercial Manager for Aromatics at Styron Europe, focusing on both styrene monomer and benzene. The moves are the result of Chatchai’s departure to take up asenior commercial leadership role in the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture companybetween The […]

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Adrian Beale joins Integra in Houston

Trader Integra announced today that Adrian Beale will be joining its Houston office from 1 September 2012. “Adrian is currently a director with CMAI in Houston. He will be joining the Intermediates trading team and working together with the traders in the different regions,” the company emailed the Blog. 

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Ilse Tsang joins HML Europe

Ilse Tsang joined Amsterdam-based trader and distributor HML Europe on 9 July 2012 as part of the marketing team, the company emailed the Blog today.

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Frank Jang joins Integra

Frank Jang, currently with KPIC Corporation, will join petrochemical traders Integra from September 2012, the company emailed the Blog on Monday. Jang, currently manager for international trade-team 5 at KPIC, will be working alongside Integra’s Asian traders as part of the Korean country team.

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Starfuels acquires Excalibur Oil Brokerage

Oilbroker Starfuels has acquired petrochemical brokerage Excalibur, the Blog hearsat the EPL in Sofia on 13-15 June 2012. Starfuels,based in Nyon, Switzerland, is a new venture from the original owner and foundersof Starsupply, which will be “a global brand of physical-orientated niche oilbrokers,” the company annoucned. Theacquisition of Rotterdam-based Excalibur Oil Brokerage BV, now the […]

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Chemical advert #19: Mitsui’s “Evolved to succeed”

This full page advert for Mitsui was in today’s Financial Times. The section “Feed the World” at the foot of the page is all about Mitsui’s fertilizer marketing and trading, with a handy aide memoire on which fertilizer nourishes which part of the growing plant.

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MOVES: Todd Rogers to Integra Houston

Todd Rogers, currently with Shell Chemicals aromatics team in Houston, will be joining Integra in Houston on 1 April 2012, the company announced today. Rogers will be heading up Integra’s aromatics business in the USA. “The Integra Group’s aromatics team is comprised of Peter Johansen in Brussels, Jereme Aziz, and  Waraporn Pumpaisanchai in Singapore, BW […]

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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: Mark Quiner joins Ion

Mark Quiner, formerly with Houston-based PetrochemWire (PCW), has joined brokerage Ion Energy Group, he told ICIS. Quiner, who was olefins editor at ICIS Houston prior to PCW, will be brokering olefins, he said in an email today. Ion Energy Group is an NGLs and energy brokerage, according to another market source.

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MOVES: LinkedIn friends moving jobs

LinkedInhas just sent out this pleasant photo collage of all the Blog’s friends whomoved jobs in 2011. Apparently80 of you moved jobs, some voluntarily, some not so voluntarily. The Blog’snext quiz will be to spot who jumped and who was pushed …

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