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May 22, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a global supplier of calibration and specialty gases and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Air-Liquide-acquires-UK-based-specialty-gas-company_61229.html
May 22, 2014
ACC today released its US Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI), showing a 0.6% gain in April—with all seven regions showing increased manufacturing. The CPRI grew 0.2% over...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/ACC-regional-production-index-up-over-April_61245.html
May 21, 2014
DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference today that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of its performance chemicals business. The company announced last October that it would divest its $7-billion/year performance chemicals segment by mid-2015 through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders as a part of the company’s transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company.”  The business includes titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts, and industrial chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/DuPont-says-it-would-consider-alternatives-to-spinoff-for-performance-chemicals-unit_61210.html
May 21, 2014
ACC director of regulatory and technical affairs Lorraine Gershman has testified to the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of the Promoting New Manufacturing Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/ACC-testifies-before-Congress-on-Promoting-New-Manufacturing-Act_61192.html
May 20, 2014
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, announced today that it is awarding the 2014 SCI Perkin Medal to John Warner, president and chief technology officer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/SCI-awards-Perkin-medal-to-green-chemistry-leader_61170.html
May 19, 2014
The management board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has appointed Bernhard Url as EFSA’s next executive director, effective 1 June. Url has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/EFSA-appoints-executive-director_61126.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
May 10, 2014
The board of directors of ENI (Rome) on Friday appointed Claudio Descalzi as CEO, replacing Paolo Scaroni. Scaroni was appointed head of the energy major by disgraced former prime...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/ENI-appoints-Claudio-Descalzi-as-CEO_60980.html
May 9, 2014
Marcus Kuhnert. Merck KGaA says that the board of partners of E. Merck KG, the body that appoints the executive board members of Merck, has appointed Marcus Kuhnert as group CFO...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Merck-KGaA-appoints-new-CFO_60957.html
May 8, 2014
Celanese says that Steven Sterin has resigned as the company's CFO, effective 6 May. Chris Jensen, senior v.p./finance and chief accounting officer, will serve as the company’s interim CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Celanese-announces-CFO-departure_60900.html
May 8, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it has appointed Tom Zaiser as CEO of its wholly owned subsidiary FiberVisions (Duluth, GA), effective 30 April 2014. Zaiser succeeds Gary Spitz who is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Indorama-appoints-new-CEO-of-FiberVisions_60890.html
May 6, 2014
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels) has named Tom Crotty as its next president, effective 1 June. Crotty is currently an EPCA v.p.. He is also group director at...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Ineos-group-director-named-president-of-EPCA_60836.html
May 5, 2014
Olin (Clayton, MO) has announced several changes in management. John E. Fischer, formerly sr. v.p. and chief financial officer, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, the company says. Joseph D. Rupp will remain chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Olin-announces-changes-in-management_60797.html
May 2, 2014
Activist hedge fund Third Point, led by Daniel Loeb, has called on Dow Chemical to provide greater detail on its petrochemical operations, arguing that the segment is “underearning” by at least $2.5 billion/year. Third Point says in a 1 May letter to investors that the earnings gap is the result of the “result of a strategy focused more on selling downstream products than on maximizing profits.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Hedge-fund-Third-Point-sharpens-criticism-of-Dows-petchem-strategy_60770.html
May 2, 2014
BASF announced today that the supervisory board has elected Jürgen Hambrecht, former chairman of the company, as its new chairman. He replaces Eggert Voscherau, who took over as...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/BASF-supervisory-board-elects-chair_60769.html
May 2, 2014
Stepan says that Scott Behrens has been appointed v.p. and general manager/surfactants, effective 5 September. Behrens will succeed John Venegoni, who will retire on the same day...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Stepan-appoints-new-v-p-and-general-managersurfactants_60755.html
May 1, 2014
Cytec says that Raymond Heslin and Richard Ferguson have been elected corporate officers of the company. Heslin, who has been with Cytec since 1994, is is currently corporate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Cytec-adds-two-corporate-officers_60748.html
May 1, 2014
Nova Chemicals CEO Randy Woelfel has left the company after failing to reach agreement on a contract extension, a company official says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Nova-Chemicals-CEO-exits-after-failing-to-reach-agreement-on-contract_60746.html
May 1, 2014
Airgas today reported earnings for the quarter ended 31 March of $88.3 million, up 2% year-on-year (YOY) on sales flat at $1.27 billion. Earnings per share of $1.17/share fell below...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Airgas-reports-flat-sales-on-sluggish-conditions_60733.html
April 30, 2014
Intrepid Potash today reported results for its first quarter 2014, including a net loss of $0.4 million, compared to a gain of $14.9 million in the first quarter 2013. Earnings per...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Intrepid-Potash-reports-net-loss-in-first-quarter_60706.html
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