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ConocoPhillips made a series of executive
appointments to its pending downstream spinoff Phillips
Greg Maxwell will be the chief financial
officer (CFO) of Phillips 66 in February 2012, moving from his
current post as CFO of Chevron Phillips Chemical
Tim Taylor will head commercial, marketing,
transportation and business development for the company,
effective January 2012. He recently retired from CPChem, where
he was chief operating officer.
Chantal Veevaete will lead human resources
for Phillips 66. Prior to work with CPChem, she served as vice
president of human resources for the Accredo segment of Medco
All three positions will report to Greg
Garland, who was previously chosen as chairman and CEO
of Phillips 66.
Meanwhile, Clayton Reasor was appointed
vice president of investor relations, strategy and corporate
affairs for Phillips 66, moving from his role as vice president
of corporate and investor relations for ConocoPhillips.
Ellen DeSanctis will then take over the
vice president of investor relations role for ConocoPhillips,
the upstream exploration and production company.
Conocos repositioning is expected to be complete by
the 2012 second quarter.
Chevron Phillips Chemical
(CPChem) made a pair of hires in response to
its losses to Phillips 66.
Greg Wagner became vice president of human resources,
effective February 1, replacing Veevaete.
Wagner was previously Chevrons vice
president of human resources for downstream and chemicals.
Also on February 1, CPChem treasurer Trevor
Roberts assumed the role of interim chief financial
officer (CFO) for the company while it searches for a
replacement for Maxwell.
On April 1, Dennis Holtermann will become
vice president of research and technology for CPChem. He will
succeed Mary Jane Hagenson, who is retiring
after 27 years with the company.
CPChem is a 50-50 downstream joint venture between Chevron
and ConocoPhillips. Once the Conoco spinoff is complete, its
share in the JV will transfer to Phillips 66.
The board of directors for US-based engineering major
Fluor elected David T. Seaton
as the companys new chairman.
Seaton, 50, was named CEO and company director in February
2011. Seaton will hold both the chairman and CEO roles going
Alan J. Boeckmann is retiring from
Fluors board after serving the past year as non-executive
board chairman and the previous nine years as Fluors
chairman and CEO. All changes were effective February 2.
Jorge Young was named president and CEO of US-based
polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer DAK
Young has served as executive vice president of PET resins
for DAK since 2007.
He replaces Hector Camberos, who will
return to his Argentina home to oversee DAKs Argentina
Styron appointed John Feenan
as chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 16.
Feenan joined Styron from JMC Steel, where
he was CFO since 2007. He was previously CFO at US specialty
chemicals firm HB Fuller.
Feenan succeeds Richard Diemer, who left
his CFO post on September 30, 2011.
Styron, formerly the styrenics division of Dow
Chemical before its launch as a stand-alone company in
2010, will change its name to Trinseo later
Industrial automation communication firm Red Lion
Controls named Laura Hoffman as vice
president of global marketing and Jim Gilbert
as vice president of automation and wireless.
Hoffman had worked 14 years in marketing at Microscan
Systems, a factory automation industry provider owned
by Red Lions parent company
Gilbert, meanwhile, joins Red Lion from
NEC Corp., where he worked as director of
product development and engineering for the identification
Black & Veatch appointed William
Breckenridge as sulfur technology manager for its oil and
gas business unit.
In the role, Breckenridge is responsible for overseeing the
development, technology license and execution of
sulfur recovery and sour gas treating projects around the world.
He will also serve as a technical consultant to the
companys senior management.
Breckenridge joined Black & Veatch in 1994 as a process
engineer and most recently served as department head for the
companys process and chemical group.
Hydrocarbon measurement software company
Flow-Cal promoted David
Bushell to the position of vice president of software
Bushell has over 15 years of gas measurement and software
development experience, the company said, including over five
years with Flow-Cal.
He was previously a product manager for the company, where
he oversaw the design, development, testing and support of
Adil Toubia, 53, became the CEO of the oil and gas
division of Siemens Energy on February 1.
He succeeds Tom Blades, who was appointed
as a member of the Linde managing board.
Toubia has three decades of industry experiences, Siemens said,
and was most recently a partner in Energy Capital Group, a
private equity investment firm in the oil and gas industry.
Siemens oil and gas division offers products and
solutions for the extraction, processing and transport of oil
and gas, with a portfolio including industrial gas turbines,
compressors and products for deep-sea power supply.
Chicago Pneumatic appointed Todd
Francis as a vice president for stationary compressors
in North America, effective January 23.
He will be based out of the companys office in Rock Hill,
S.C., where he will be responsible for new business development
and building the companys distributor network in North
Francis joins Chicago Pneumatic after more than two decades
in the commercial construction and heavy equipment
sales and rental field, including a recent position as national
account manager for Chicago Pneumatic Construction.
Flowserve Corp., a provider of flow control products
and services for global infrastructure markets, promoted
Thomas L. Pajonas to the newly-created
position of chief operating officer.
The company had previously split its pump and mechanical
seal businesses into different segments before beginning a
consolidation program two years ago.
Pajonas had served as senior vice president and president of
the flow control division.
Meanwhile, Thomas E. Ferguson will retire
from the company at the end of 2012. He had worked as senior
vice president of the flow solutions group.
Nguer was named senior vice president for Africa and
Middle East at Total Supply &
Nguer had been vice president of aviation fuel since
February 2007. He first joined Total in 1984 and has served in
a variety of downstream positions.
Nguer replaces Alain
Champeaux, who departed after 35 years with Total.
Sunoco chief financial officer Brian
MacDonald will replace Lynn Elsenhans
as CEO, effective March 1.
MacDonald will also replace Elsenhans as chairman of Sunoco and
Sunoco Logistics Partners, effective May 2012.
Michael Hennigan will become CEO of
Sunoco Logistics, effective March 1, moving
from his current role as president and chief operating officer
for the company.
The changes come as Sunoco is exiting the refining business and shifting its
focus to logistics and retail.
industrial gases major Airgas named
Jay Worley as vice president of strategic
pricing, where he will lead the development and implementation
of the companys pricing strategy.
Worley had worked as Airgas vice president of
communications and investor relations since 2008. He began his
career with the company in 1993.
company Solvay appointed Jean-Pierre
Clamadieu as its next CEO.
Clamadieu currently serves as Solvays deputy CEO to
Christian Jourquin, who is scheduled to retire
on May 10. Also at that time, Clamadieu will be proposed for
appointment to the companys board of directors.
Canada-based ngineering and construction major
SNC-Lavalin says executive vice president
Riadh Ben Aïssa and vice
president-controller Stéphane Roy are
each no longer employed with the company, effective
The company did not specify a reason for the departures, but
media reports said the pair had close ties with Libyas
former Gaddafi regime.
Charles Chebl was appointed executive vice
president of SNC-Lavalins infrastructure and construction business unit after 25
years with the company in that sector.
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