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ICIG completes acquisition of Vynova, appoints new management team

2:44 AM MDT | August 2, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) has announced the completion of its acquisition of certain chlorvinyls assets from Inovyn, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture between Ineos and Solvay. Ineos and Solvay had to sell these assets...

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Former UOP CEO named executive chairman of Genomatica's board

Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) says it has appointed Carlos A. Cabrera to its board of directors as executive chairman. Cabrera was formerly chairman, president and CEO of UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, that supplies and licenses process...

RPM promotes three execs

RPM International has announced three executive promotions. Kenneth Armstrong has been named v.p./environmental, health, and safety; Tracy Crandall, v.p., associate general counsel, and assistant secretary; and Melissa Schoger, v.p./planning and financial...

Celanese interim CFO named to permanent position

Celanese has named Chris Jenson, currently interim CFO, to its permanent CFO position. Jensen has served as Celanese’s interim CFO since May 2014. He joined Celanese in 2005 and has served in a variety of finance roles, including senior v.p./finance and...

DuPont announces senior management changes

DuPont says it has named Marc Doyle senior v.p./safety & protection, reporting to Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO.  Matthew L. Trerotola, who was executive v.p. with responsibility for safety and  protection and electronics and communications, as...

Former Cisco exec joins Celanese board

Celanese says Kathryn Hill has been elected to its board, effective 21 July. Hill is a former executive advisor and senior v.p./development strategy and operations for Cisco Systems. “Kathy brings more than 30 years’ experience at the helm of...

BASF extends contracts of four board members by five years

The supervisory board of BASF on Wednesday extended the contract of BASF chairman Kurt Bock to the board of executive directors as well as his appointment as chairman until the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting in 2021. The appointment was...

Braskem plans shareholders' meeting to replace chairman

Braskem is holding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on 4 August to appoint a new chairman to replace current chairman, Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO; São Paulo). Newton de Souza, currently interim CEO of CNO, is...

PPG Industries names McGarry as next CEO effective 1 September

McGarry succeeds Charles Bunch, who will remain executive chairman....

Westlake names head of Vinnolit

Westlake Chemical says that Karl-Martin Schellerer has joined the company as v.p. and general manager ofVinnolit. On 1 November, Schellerer will become managing director of Vinnolit, replacing Josef Ertl, who will retire, Westlake says....

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