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Chevron Phillips Chemical announces senior appointment

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC (CPChem) has announced that Justine Smith has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals.

Smith replaces Ron Corn, who will retire after more than 40 years with CPChem and Chevron Corp.

“Ron’s leadership has helped put CPChem on a path for sustainable growth in our business and in how we view diversity and inclusion, people development and safety,” said Mark Lashier, President and CEO. “He was instrumental in the inception, development, construction and safe startup of our US Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project assets in Baytown and Old Ocean, Texas. His efforts to enhance safety performance through respect and collaboration at all levels of the workforce and advance the company’s focus on developing a diverse talent pipeline leave a lasting impact on our future.”

Smith joins the company from BASF Corp. where she was Vice President of Intermediates, Amines and Specialties. Smith began her career with Air Products, where she served in various engineering and commercial operations roles.

“Justine brings to CPChem her deep industry knowledge, demonstrated strategic business acumen and extensive leadership experience in the US and abroad,” said Lashier. “She has a proven track record of driving business results and fostering people development and organisational growth, both of which will help CPChem as we grow and work to achieve our vision to be the employer, supplier, neighbour and investment of choice in our industry.”

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