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ConocoPhillips has named seven members to the board of
directors for Phillips 66, its independent
downstream spinoff company.
The board will be headed by Greg Garland,
the Phillips 66 CEO, as chairman.
Other members include J. Brian Ferguson,
the former CEO of Eastman Chemical;
William Loomis, an independent financial
advisor; John Lowe, assistant to the CEO of
ConocoPhillips since 2008; Harold McGraw III,
CEO of The McGraw-Hill Companies;
Glenn Tilton, chairman of the Midwest for
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and
Victoria Tschinkel, who currently serves as
the chairwoman of the 1000 Friends of Florida
Phillips 66 will officially become an independent company
after the stock market closes on April 30.
Roberto Felipe was named general manager of
SENER, the Mexican engineering and construction company.
In the role, he will be responsible for finding
opportunities to participate in the development of the
companys infrastructure in sectors such as civil,
architecture, power, oil and gas, aerospace and marine.
Felipe has worked with SENER since 2003 and replaces
Jose Manuel Belmonte.
Global project management and engineering
firm Wood Group Mustang recently appointed
Bill Vacary to the position of director of
business development for the industrial segment of the
companys process plants and industrial business unit.
Vacary will be based in an office in Greenville, South
Carolina, where he will lead the development and implementation
of strategies to grow and diversify the business.
He will also represent Wood Group Mustangs global
performance subsidiary, which has managed several of the
largest capital programs in South Carolina history, the company
Torregrosa will take over as president for dosing,
mixing and fluid control technologies company Milton
Torregrosa has been a vice president with the company since
2008, in which she managed all the American activities of the
company as general manager of Milton Roy Americas.
She replaces outgoing CEO Jean-Claude
Pharamond, who retired in March 2012.
Brazilian petrochemicals company
Braskem named Fernando Musa
as CEO of Philadelphia-based Braskem
Braskem America was created after Braskem acquired
Sunocos polypropylene business in 2010. In addition to
the role as CEO, Musa will also oversee the companys European operations, Braskem
Musa most recently served as Braskems vice president
of planning, information technology and purchasing.
Musa succeeds Luiz de Mendonca, who left
the post upon his recent appointment as CEO of ETH
Mark Rohr has officially succeeded the retiring
David Weidman as CEO of US-based chemical firm
Celanese, effective April 2.
The announcement was first made in November 2011.
Rohr, who has been a director of Celanese since 2007, was
previously CEO and chairman of US specialty chemicals producer
Switzerlands chemicals and pharmaceuticals firm
Lonza appointed Richard
Ridinger as its new CEO, effective May 1.
Ridinger had served as executive vice president of
Cognis care chemicals business and as a member of the
Cognis executive board.
Ridinger takes over the position from Rolf
Soiron, who has been the acting CEO since late
US renewable chemicals company Amyris named
Steven Mills as chief financial officer (CFO),
effective May 2.
Mills retired from US agribusiness major Archer
Daniels Midland (ADM) in February, where he was CFO
and senior executive vice president.
Mills replaces Jeryl Hilleman, who is
leaving the company.
Thailands oil and gas conglomerate PTT
announced a series of changes among the groups senior
Veerasak Kositpaisal will take over as CEO of
Thai Oil, moving over from his current role as
CEO of PTT Global Chemical.
Kositpaisal will succeed Surong Bulakul in
the role. Bulakul was appointed as PTTs chief financial
officer, replacing Tevin Vongvanich.
Vongvanich, for his part, was named president and CEO of
PTT Exploration and Production.
Meanwhile, current PTT Exploration and Production president
and CEO Anon Sirisaengtaksin will take over as
president and CEO of PTT Global Chemical.
Surongs appointment is effective May 1, while the
dates of the others will be decided at a later time.
South Korean refining major
S-Oil has appointed Nasser
Al-Mahasher as its new CEO, effective early April.
Al-Mahasher most recently served as head of Toyko-based
Saudi Petroleum, which performs marketing
support services for Saudi Aramco.
He replaces Ahmed Subaey, who will return
to Saudi Aramco, S-Oil said. Saudi Aramco owns a 35% stake in
chemical company BASF named Marko
Murtonen as vice president of BASF and general manager
of Shanghai BASF Polyurethane Company
Murtonen joined BASF in 2010 and is currently the site
director at BASF Netherland B.V.
Murtonen replaces Marco Millies, who was
transferred to serve as managing director of BASF
PharmaChemikalien GmbH & Co. in Minden,
Shell appointed Hans Wijers as its
deputy chairman and senior independent director, taking effect
on May 23.
Wijers presently serves as a non-executive director of Shell, a
chairman of the groups remuneration committee and as a
member of its nomination and succession committee.
He will succeed Lord Kerr, who is stepping
down as a non-executive director of the company.
Wijers recently stepped down as CEO of Dutch producer
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