INDUSTRY MOVES: People in the news

This is the latest entry in a regular series hosted on the HPInformer blog. With People in the news, we keep tabs on the movers and shakers in the HPI. If you know someone that just got promoted or are trying to get word out about new leadership at your company, let us know! Send an email with all the pertinent details to

Sherman Glass
will retire as president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply on August 1.

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 2010.

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.

Bjornslev will 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.

Americas 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 Dow Chemical.

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 1995.

Saxon Oil 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 release.

Saxon did not name a replacement.

The supervisory board of MAN Diesel & Turbo appointed Arnd Löttgen to the company’s 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 & Bus.

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