May 2014

Trends and Resources

HP Industry Perspectives: Reflections from a petrochemical giant

Frank Popoff, retired chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co., shared his insight on the petrochemical industry at the AFPM’s 2014 International Petrochemical Conference (IPC). With a career spa..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Frank Popoff, retired chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co., shared his insight on the petrochemical industry at the AFPM’s 2014 International Petrochemical Conference (IPC). With a career spanning over 41 years, Mr. Popoff has witnessed the evolution of the petrochemical industry between two Gulf coasts—the US and the Middle East. As a former leader of an international petrochemical company, Mr. Popoff shared some observations on the industry to IPC attendees. First, expect change in the business cycle; more importantly, embrace it. Since its inception, the petrochemical industry has always followed cycles. Unfortunately, companies still over-invest in new capacity at the top

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