Westlake Chemical Promotes Lawrence “Skip” Teel to Vice President

Westlake Chemical Promotes Lawrence “Skip” Teel to Vice President

Houston, Texas – June 27, 2011 – PRNewswire/Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) announced today the promotion of Mr. Lawrence “Skip” Teel, 52, currently the company’s Director, Commercial - Olefins to the position of Vice President, Commercial – Olefins.  In this role Mr. Teel will provide executive level oversight for all commercial activities of the Olefins department to include ethylene, styrene and feedstock management. He will continue to report to Mr. Don Condon, Sr. Vice President – Olefins and Corporate Business Development.

Skip has been with Westlake since September, 2009, when he joined us from Lyondell Chemical Company. Skip has a BS, Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University and an MS, Finance from the University of Houston.

Albert Chao, President and CEO, stated, “We are pleased to have an executive with Skip’s leadership skills and knowledge of the global olefins and feedstock industry to help us continue to build and grow our olefins business.”

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas.  The company’s range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products including pipe, windows and fence.  For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.westlake.com.


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