Westlake Chemical Appoints Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer as Vice President & General Manager – Vinnolit

HOUSTON, July 15, 2015 -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced today that Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer has joined Westlake Chemical as Vice President & General Manager – Vinnolit, reporting to Robert Buesinger, Senior Vice President – Vinyls. On November 1, 2015, Dr. Schellerer will replace Dr. Josef Ertl, upon his retirement as the Managing Director of Vinnolit GmbH.

Dr. Schellerer joins Westlake from Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner Consultants GmbH in Munich where he led a variety of consulting engagements as the head of the firm’s Process & Construction Industries practice. Previously, Dr. Schellerer enjoyed a successful career with Vinnolit, beginning in 1997 as Sales Manager – Paste & Extender PVC. After an assignment as Technical Manager, Dr. Schellerer served in successive roles as the Head of Business of the Fabric & Paper Coating business team, Head of Sales & Marketing – Paste & Extender PVC and Head of Corporate Development.

Dr. Schellerer has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Universities of Augsburg & Pittsburgh (USA) and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Regensburg.

Albert Chao, President and CEO, stated, "We are pleased that an executive with Dr. Schellerer’s experience and industry knowledge will be joining our team. We are confident that he will make important contributions to the ongoing growth and development of Vinnolit. We also express our appreciation to Dr. Ertl for his meaningful contribution to the growth of the company since 1998."


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 suspension and specialty resins and PVC building products including pipe 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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