HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2018--
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced today that Mr. Roger
Kearns has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Vinyls
Chemicals, reporting to Mr. Albert Chao, Westlake’s President and CEO.
In this role, Mr. Kearns will be responsible for Westlake’s
chlor-alkali, derivatives, and PVC businesses in North America, Europe
Mr. Kearns joins Westlake from Solvay SA, where he had been a member of
the Executive Committee since 2008, with responsibility most recently
for Solvay’s advanced materials business cluster, as well as the
company’s corporate research organization and its North America region.
He began his career with Solvay in 1986 as a polyethylene process
engineer in Deer Park, Texas and then held a series of manufacturing,
technical, marketing and business management positions in the United
States, Europe and Asia. In 2004, he was appointed President of Solvay
Advanced Polymers. From 2008 to 2012, he was responsible for Solvay’s
Asia-Pacific businesses, including its vinyls operations in the region.
Mr. Kearns holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the
Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford University.
Mr. Chao stated, “We are pleased to have an international chemical
industry executive with Roger’s depth of experience join our management
team. We are confident he will make an important contribution to the
ongoing growth and development of Westlake.”
About Westlake Chemical Corporation
Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and
supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with
headquarters in Houston. The company's range of products includes:
ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, chlor-alkali and derivative
products, PVC suspension and specialty resins, PVC Compounds, and PVC
building products including siding, pipe, fittings and specialty
components, windows, fence, deck and film. For more information, visit
the company's web site at www.westlake.com.
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