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Sherman Glass will retire as president of
ExxonMobil Refining & Supply on
Glass retires after more than 40
years of service with ExxonMobil Corp., of
which he is also a vice president.
Vice president Darren
Woods is expected to replace Glass as the new
president. Woods, who joined Exxon in 1992, has been vice
president of supply and transportation for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply since
Germany-based chemicals company LANXESS named
Flemming Bjornslev as CEO and president of its
US business, effective later this year.
Bjornslev is currently CEO of
LANXESS Central Eastern Europe.
succeed Randy Dearth, who is leaving LANXESS
on July 31 to become CEO of Calgon Carbon. LANXESS chief financial
officer Raymond Newhouse will serve as acting
CEO until Bjornslev takes the post.
Styrenics appointed Daniel Bialkowski
as its chief financial officer.
Bialkowski recently served as vice
president of finance and information systems at pine-based
chemicals company Lawter.
Americas Styrenics is a joint
venture comprised of Chevron Phillips Chemical
and Styron. Styron was formerly a division of
OriginOil formed a new oil and gas division to market
its technology for frack water cleanup
and petroleum recovery.
The company named Dr. R. Gerald Bailey, former
president of Exxon Arabian Gulf, as industry
advisor to the unit.
Meanwhile, former Dow
Chemical manager Bill Charneski will
head the business as its general manager.
Chemical and plastic solutions firm Borealis
appointed Alfred Stern as executive vice
president of polyolefins, effective July 1.
Stern began working with Borealis
in 2008 as senior vice president for innovation and technology.
He replaces Gerd
Lobbert in his new role.
US-based catalysts producer Albemarle named
Amy Hebert Motto as its vice president of
catalysts, effective June 11.
Motto previously served as division vice president for
performance catalyst solutions, a role she began in 2008.
Motto first joined Albemarle in
Company announced that Ted Wooten
resigned as president, chief operating officer and a director
of Saxon, effective June 30.
Wooten made the decision to pursue
other business opportunities, the company said in a news
Saxon did not name a
The supervisory board of MAN Diesel &
Turbo appointed Arnd Löttgen to
the companys executive board, beginning September 1.
Löttgen will be responsible
for the newly-formed strategic business unit of engines, in
which the production of four-stroke engines and the
turbocharger business are being merged together.
Löttgen has worked with MAN
since 1980, and most recently was entrusted with the management
of key production projects at MAN Truck &
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