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Company Intelligence: Occidental Chemical

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Occidental Chemical (OxyChem), a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, is a chemical manufacturer with interests in basic chemicals, vinyls and performance chemicals. OxyChem is a large producer of basic chemicals, such as chlorine, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and caustic soda, as well as sodium chlorite, potassium hydroxide, chlorinated isocyanurate products, calcium chloride and resorcinol. Occidental Chemical Logo (Source: Occidental Chemical)


OxyChem's wholly owned subsidiaries include OxyVinyls, LP and INDSPEC Chemical Corporation. Armand Products Company, a joint venture between OxyChem and Church & Dwight Co., Inc., sells potassium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate. Carbocloro S.A. Indústrias Químicas, a joint venture between OxyChem and UNIPAR, manufactures and sells chlor-alkali products in Brazil.


Occidental Petroleum Corp., which is based in Los Angeles, US, is the fourth-largest US oil and gas company, based on market capitalisation.


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Key Personnel


Chairman and CEO: Ray Irani (becomes executive chairman May 2011)

President and COO: Stephen Chazen (takes over as president and CEO in May 2011)

Executive VP and chief financial officer: James Lienert

Board member: Spencer Abraham

Board member: Ronald Burkle
Board member: Edward Djerejian
Board member: John Feick
Board member: Avedick Poladian

Board member: Rodolfo Segovia
Board member: Aziz Syriani
Board member: Rosemary Tomich
Board member: Walter Weisman

Board member: Carlos Gutierrez

Board member: Margaret Foran




Occidental Chemical Corporation
Occidental Tower
5005 LBJ Freeway

Texas 75224-6119


Mail: PO Box 809050, Dallas, Texas 75380-9050

Tel: +1 972 404 3800
Fax: +1 972-448-6631

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (parent company)
10889 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90024-4201
US  (parent)

Occidental Chemical Company Structure

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp, (Oxy), is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals.
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Occidental Chemical Strategy & Financial Highlights

Occidental’s key focus is delivering “performance, growth and value” in which it states that it is positioned for “consistent profitability”.ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form. More about Occidental Chemical Strategy & Financial Highlights


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