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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: Michael Peeters joins Vinmar

Michael Peeters, formerly with ExxonMobil, has joined traders Vinmar in January, the company informed the Blog on Monday.   Based in Belgium, he will be in the Olefins Europe team, where he will be focussing on crude C4s, butadiene and propylene, the same products which he handled in his previous role as olefins scheduler at […]

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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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Sipchem buys trader Aectra

Swiss petrochemical trading and marketing company Aectra has been bought by Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), on the sidelines of the GPCA conference in Dubai on Wednesday.   For the full details see Luqman’s article on ICIS news, and Prema’s in-depth interview with Sipchem, following the acquisition.    

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MOVES: Petri Mäkelä to Fred Holmberg & Co Oy

Petri Mäkelä, formerly with Oy Finnco Trading and Nizhex Scandinavia, has joined Fred Holmberg & Co Oy, he informed the Blog on Wednesday.   Mäkelä will be based at the office in Hamina, Finland.   Mäkelä and Fred Holmberg are old companions from their days on styrene at Nizhex.   The Blog had the pleasure […]

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MOVES: Richard Long interim MD at Gantrade

Richard Long has taken over as interim MD of Gantrade, he confirmed to the Blog on Monday at EPCA in Berlin.   The Blog remembers his recent retirement from Gantrade, after which he remained on a consultancy basis with the company.   Long’s appointment follows the departure of former managing director Neil Dudman, who has […]

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MOVES: Trammochem to Zurich

Trammochem AG is moving into the city of Zurich at the end of October, from the Swiss town of Altendorf, Ashok tells me at the Mitsubishi party on Saturday at EPCA.   The offices are in the Prime Tower, which is the tallest building in Switzerland, and the new location will be more convenient for […]

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TRADER MOVES: Philip Cho joins AOT

Philip Cho has joined Astra Oil Trading (AOT) to trade aromatics in Asia, the company informed the Blog last week.   Cho, formerly business manager Asia styrene monomer at Total Petrochemicals Hong Kong, started with AOT on 19 September 2011.   He joins Martin Riepl and Clay Walker, both ex-Summit, in AOT’s chemicals trading team.

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MOVES: Thomas Leow joins SK Chemicals

Thomas Leow joined Singapore-based SK Chemicals, exclusive agent for trader Trammochem’s olefins business in Asia, on 1 July 2011, the company announced by email on 16 August.   Leow, formerly with Mitsui Tokyo in its olefins trading group, will work with SK Tan in the Singapore office and with Trammochem’s other Asian olefins offices in […]

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MOVES: Van Oosten joins Trammochem olefins

Onno van Oosten will join trader Trammochem’s global olefins trading team, working out of Switzerland, the company announced on 4 August 2011. Van Oosten was previously working for Mitsubishi in Dusseldorf, the statement added.

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