MOVES: Steve Prusak to succeed Bruce Chinn as CPChem CEO

Al Greenwood


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Steve Prusak will become the CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem), effective 1 March, the US-based polyethylene (PE) producer said on Thursday.

Prusak is currently senior vice president of corporate planning and technology.

He is succeeding Bruce Chinn, who is retiring after more than 40 years in the energy industry.

“The past three years at the helm of CPChem have been among the most rewarding of my career,” Chinn said. “It’s been a privilege to lead this great company through a time of transition as we advance a portfolio of strategic projects to grow our global asset base, progress a circular economy for plastics and work to lower the carbon intensity of our operations.”

Mitra Kashanchi, Chevron Phillips president, said, “I’d like to congratulate Bruce on a tremendous career.”

Chevron Phillips announced other management changes that will take effect on 1 March.

  • Mitch Eichelberger, executive vice president, polymers and specialties, will retire. Justine Smith, senior vice president, petrochemicals, will assume additional responsibilities for polymers and the company’s specialties businesses.
  • Bryan Canfield, currently senior vice president, manufacturing, will take on additional responsibility for projects organization and will become executive vice president, manufacturing and projects.
  • Kevin Ristroph, currently vice president, specialties, will become senior vice president, corporate planning and technology.

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