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ExxonMobil Chemical president Pryor to retire in January

5:15 PM MST | November 21, 2014 | Robert Westervelt

ExxonMobil’s board is expected to name Neil Chapman, currently senior v.p./polymers, as Pryor’s successor, effective 1 January 2015....


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Dow Chemical, Third Point reach agreement on board seats

Dow Chemical and hedge fund Third Point (New York) have reached an agreement on the composition of Dow’s board, averting a potential proxy fight for at least one year....

NACD 2014: Reach for talent highlighted

The talent gap has been a widely discussed issue for the chemical manufacturer and distributor community alike, and progress in recruiting and retaining talent was highlighted at the NACD annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ. NACD announced...

NACD 2014: New board members, chairman named

NACD announced today at its annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ, that it has named Matthew Brainerd, vice chairman and president of Brainerd Chemical, the new chairman after current chairman Roger Harris retires from the position. Douglas...

NACD 2014: ACC, NACD agree to align Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution programs

ACC and NACD have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to better align their respective performance programs, including commitments to share best practices, systems and performance metrics. The groups announced the agreement at NACD’s annual...

NACD 2014: Regulatory hurdles persist

After the recent US mid-term elections with Republicans once again taking control of the Senate, distributors and producers are holding out hope that the regulatory burden lessens and that legislation such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is pushed...

Evonik appoints new head of China business

Evonik Industries says that Claas-Jürgen Klasen has been appointed as president/Evonik Greater China region, effective 1 January 2015. He succeeds Hans-Josef Ritzert, who will repatriate to Germany and take over the new position as managing director for...

Poland's Anwil names new CEO

Anwil (Wloclawek, Poland) has appointed Jacek Podgorski as CEO with immediate effect. Podgorski was until recently a board member at Basell Orlen Polyolefins. Piotr Chelminski, a board member at PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland), had been acting CEO of Anwil and he...

NACD 2014: Distributor-supplier relationships evolve

Distributors are generally optimistic, and see a light at the end of the regulation tunnel as the annual meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) meeting kicked off on 18 November in Scottsdale, AZ. Mathew Brainerd, vice chairman of...

Cabot appoints new heads of reinforcement materials and performance materials businesses

Cabot says it has appointed Sean Keohane as executive v.p. and president of the reinforcement materials segment. Keohane will succeed David Miller, who has decided to leave Cabot to pursue other interests. At the same time, Nicholas Cross has been appointed...

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