LyondellBasell has announced several senior leadership changes. After four years with LyondellBasell, Timothy D. Roberts, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins has announced his decision to leave the company. Roberts will be succeeded by Daniel M. Coombs who joined LyondellBasell last year as Executive Vice President of Global Intermediates and Derivatives, Technology and Procurement. Coombs brings 30 years of experience in petrochemicals, including leadership roles in commercial, manufacturing and joint ventures in the Middle East.
"We will miss Tim's leadership and energy. We thank him for his significant contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavours," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell's CEO. "I feel confident that our depth of talent and prior succession planning allows for a smooth transition and continued industry leading performance."
James D. Guilfoyle, currently Senior Vice President, Global Intermediates and Derivatives, will continue in his current role while assuming additional responsibilities for the company's supply chain activities. For the past year, Guilfoyle has worked closely with Coombs leading the company's Global Intermediates and Derivatives business.
"As part of our strong leadership team, Dan and Jim have made a tremendous positive impact on our business," said Patel. "As we continue to execute our growth programme, both Dan and Jim have the business acumen, industry knowledge and leadership skills necessary to take their functions to the next level." Coombs and Guilfoyle will report to Patel.
As part of this transition, LyondellBasell will further expand its regional leadership by appointing Paul Augustowski as Senior Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins in the Americas. Augustowski has over two decades of experience in Polyolefins, in the US and Europe. Richard Roudeix will continue as the European Olefins and Polyolefins business leader. Augustowski and Roudeix will report to Coombs.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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