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CEO of Total killed in plane crash at Moscow airport

7:58 AM MDT | October 21, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Christophe de Margerie, 63 and CEO of energy major Total, was killed at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport last night when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff. De Margerie was the only passenger in the Falcon 50 business jet...


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Chemtura appoints Simon Medley as head of Great Lakes Solutions business

Chemtura says that Simon Medley will assume leadership of the company’s Great Lakes Solutions business in addition to his current role as head of the industrial performance products segment, effective immediately. In his expanded role, Medley has been...

Commerce Department proposes final antidumping duties on Chinese refrigerant gases

The US Department of Commerce on 15 October released its proposed final resolution regarding antidumping duties and countervailing duties on Chinese refrigerant gases imported into the United States. The proposed final resolution ruled that imports from China...

Euro Chlor selects Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee

Euro Chlor (Brussels) says its general assembly has chosen Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee. Wehlage was elected for a two-year period. He is currently senior v.p., isocyanates and precursors Europe at BASF. Wehlage started his career at...

Chemtura to expand ADPA antioxidant capacity at three sites

Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the automotive petroleum additive industry worldwide.” By 2015, the...

OPX appoints new CEO

OPX Biotechnologies, a Boulder, CO-based industrial biotechnology firm, announced today that it has appointed Michael J. Rosenberg president and CEO. Rosenberg, who served as v.p./business development at OPX since 2009, will replace Chas Eggert, who is...

FMC names human resources head

FMC has named K. Kyle Matthews v.p./human resources (HR) and a member of the company's executive committee, effective 27 October. Matthews recently served as senior v.p./HR for Coriant, a global company in telecommunications technology. Matthews had...

PPG reports adjusted earnings up 17%

PPG Industries today reported stronger third-quarter net income, with growth across most business segments and regions. Net income of $377 million grew 84% year-on-year (YOY) on sales up 4% YOY, to $3.9 billion. Adjusted earnings per share of $2.82/share were above analyst estimates of $2.75/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Adjusted net income, excluding nonrecurring items, was $394 million, up 17% YOY....

BASF appoints senior v.p., leads in North America

BASF has appointed Gerry Podesta as the senior v.p./dispersions and pigments, North America effective 1 November. Podesta succeeds Derek Fairclough, who will lead BASF’s environmental, health, safety, and security organization also effective 1 November...

Solvay appoints new president of silica business

Solvay has appointed An Nuyttens as president of the silica global business unit, succeeding Tom Benner, who has left the group. Nuyttens, a Belgian national, joined Solvay in 1991 as technical manager in the group’s transformation department and later...

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