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PEPP 2012 is the premier global forum addressing technology and business issues along the polyethylene and polypropylene supply chains.
The 2012 forum topics include among others:
Preliminary agenda – finalized agenda will follow shortly
Dirk Schär, Manager Sales and Marketing Metal Alkyls, SASOL Olefns & Surfactants
In 1984 Andreas joined Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, working in the Ziegler-Natta-Catalyst R & D Group.
In 1990 Andreas moved to the Hoechst Metallocene Technology Group, where he was engaged in the field of metallocene catalyst and polymerization technology as well as metallocene polypropylene product development on lab, pilot and commercial scale. In 1995 he received the Hoechst Research Award for developments in the Metallocene area.
From 1997 until March 2001 Andreas was with Targor GmbH, which became Basell in 2000. He was responsible for the implementation of the metallocene technology into commercial scale bulk polymerization processes. He then moved to the Injection Molding Group and had responsibility for the development of metallocene polymers and Ziegler-Natta random co-polymers.
In April 2001 Andreas joined Trespaphan GmbH, where he had worldwide responsibility for raw material qualification and selection and for the development of BOPP barrier film grades.
In November 2001 Andreas joined Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH and is responsible for the Novolen catalyst and polymer research and development groups.
of their regional headquarters based in Gent, Belgium. In this role, Dr Hauck is responsible for product line leadership for Milliken’s plastic additives.
Hauck graduated 1992 from the University of Giessen, Germany as an organic Chemist (Diploma). In his thesis he used multi-dimensional NMR methods for the analysis of organo-Lithium compounds. After studying crystal structures of instable alkaline & alkaline earth metal-organic compounds he received his PhD - in organic chemistry from the University of Frankfurt, Germany back in 1996.
From 1996 through 1998 he was responsible for the German sales activities of Engelhard’s pearlescent pigments. He joined in 1998 Milliken in Belgium as European Key Account Manager for the Chemical Division. In 2002 he was promoted to Sales Manager Plastic Additives Europe and Middle East leading product lines Millad® Clarifiers and Hyperform® Nucleators. Late 2007 he assumed additional responsibility as member of Milliken’s “Global Plastic Additives Strategic Planning Group”.
Dr. Hauck has published several scientific reports.
Dr. Trevor Hutley is a global polymer industry specialist, who joined the executive management of Sipchem in 2009 as the General Manager of Product & Technology Development.
He has 35 years of progressive technical, professional, consulting and management experience in the global polymer industry, with 12 companies and organizations, including Dunlop, DuPont, Lotus Engineering, and The Royal Commission; based in Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong and The Middle East.
Dr Trevor has a first class degree in polymer science and technology, a doctorate in polymer engineering and an MBA summa cum laude in finance and marketing.
He is a Chartered Chemist, a Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry, and The Institute of Materials; a Senior member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Dr Hutley is a creative, insightful, analytical, penetrating, inquisitive, strategic and lateral thinker; and a power-user of Apple computers.
Hirahata Wataru is theme leader in Petrochemicals Research for Catalyst Design Group. Prior to joining Catalyst Design Group, he woked for Sumitomo Chemical, (Japan) working in the area of single site catalysts for olefin polymerization.
He was also a visiting scientist with Cornell University (US) where he researched catalysts for precise controlled polymerization. In 2007 he came back to Sumitomo Chemical as a research associate and worked in development of Ziegler – Natta catalysts technology for polymerization of ethylene and propylene.
Mr. Wataru holds a Master's degree in molecular chemical engineering from Hokkaido University.
Remko Koster was born in Groningen, the Netherlands in 1972.
After finishing his masters degree in Chemistry at the RUL University of Leiden, he obtained his PhD at the UvA University of Amsterdam in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
In 2000 Remko joined DSM as research scientist for caprolactam, but soon moved on to become R&D project manager for the cracker co-products. In 2002 Remko joined SABIC as a result of the acquisition of DSM petrochemicals by SABIC.
In the 9 years Remko worked for SABIC, he has had many different responsibilities in the commercial and business intelligence departments, e.g. as European sales manager for butadiene & heavy aromatics, benzene & derivatives and, immediately prior to joining IHS in February 2011, as global polypropylene market intelligence manager. At IHS Remko is responsible for polyolefins services in Europe and Africa.
Alasdair Nisbet is one of the leading M&A advisors to the chemical industry. He recently founded Natrium Capital with two partners. He has worked with many of the largest global chemical and oil companies including, BASF, Dow Chemicals, Rohm & Haas (and the Haas Family), PPG, Rockwood, Tata Chemicals, Ineos, Chemtura, Shell and BP. Previously he headed up the Global Chemical M&A business for Lazard and Wasserstein Perella and before that was a ranked equity analyst providing research on companies in Europe and Asia. He has a Chemistry degree from Oxford University.
John Oskam is the R&D Director for Polypropylene Licensing and Catalyst in the Performance Plastics Division of Dow.
John started his career in Union Carbide at the Bound Brook Technical Center in 1993, after receiving his M.Sc. degree from Steven’s Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. John worked on the development of novel catalysts for UNIPOLTM Polyethylene, first as part of Union Carbide and then as part of Univation Technologies. He led the development and commercialization of PRODIGYTM BMC-200 Technology, the first bimodal HDPE pipe resin produced in a single reactor.
In Sept 2011, John joined Dow as R&D Director for the Licensing and Catalyst Groups.
Matthew’s current role in IHS Chemical as director for Olefins and Derivatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa follows several years in a variety of roles within CMAI across a broad range of product areas. As the key resource within CMAI for understanding and insight into the olefins sector of the petrochemical industry, for these key regions, he works closely across the industry, bringing support and guidance throughout the petrochemical chain. Current specific responsibilities include the European/Middle East Report Olefins and primary input and support for the World Light Olefins Analysis.
Previously with CMAI, Matthew has worked in both olefins and aromatics consulting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with key responsibilities in olefins, but also work in aromatics markets. His most recent role had a primary focus on butadiene and elastomers, where he remains a globally recognized industry speaker and expert. These responsibilities have required input to the Global Outlook - Feedstocks, Elastomers Report, European Market Report Aromatics, Aromatics Market Report and taking the lead role in analyzing olefin and derivative markets for CMAI in support of the CMAI World Analysis. Expertise in these fields has also led to involvement, as a business and strategic consultant, in several large scale projects in these fields.
Michele Paganini is Head of Global Product Management for Antioxidants and Process Stabilizers in the Global Strategic Management Group at BASF - Plastic Additives, located in Switzerland.
Michele obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Genoa, Italy.
In 1996 he joined the lube-oil additive - PARAMINS division of Exxon Chemical (later Infineum) at Vado Ligure (Savona) in Italy, covering several roles in engineering, maintenance and project management.
In 2001 he joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals at Mortara (Pavia) in Italy, being responsible for engineering and maintenance department.
In 2002 he moved to Pontecchio Marconi (Bologna) in Italy, with responsibility for direct and indirect purchasing, production planning and operations related to raw materials and finished products.
In 2006 he moved to Singapore as part of the Jurong Island new AO production site project team, with responsibility for whole project sourcing activities and production site integrated logistics.
In 2008 he joined Ciba Basel in Switzerland as Global Product Management for Antioxidants and Process Stabilizers. In 2009 he joined BASF Plastic Additives Switzerland, with same position.
In January 2011, Mark joined Chemical Market Associates (CMAI) and is currently the Managing Director for CMAI’s business interests in Renewables and Life Sciences. Mark is based on London, responsible for all Business Advisory (single client) engagements in the sector as well as multiclient programs under development.
Mark has over 16 years of experience in Consulting across many sectors covering chemicals, energy and renewables. Prior to joining CMAI, Mark was Executive Consultant and Technology Director of Nexant’s Energy and Chemicals Consulting Division. (Nexant acquired Chem Systems in 2001 from IBM), based in London.
Prior to joining Chem Systems, Mark worked for BP as a technologist working across R&D, engineering and various business groups to develop and commercialize new and innovative chemical processes ranging from commodities through to fine and performance chemicals.
For the last five years Mark developed in Nexant an extensive capability in the renewables sector focused on chemicals and biofuels. Part of this time was spent on secondment to Novozymes A/S, the world-leading enzymes producer as Bio-business Development Director and Advisor, based in Copenhagen to support business strategy development and identify key products and processes for Novozymes A/S commercialization effort.
Mark has lead numerous engagements in the renewable chemicals and biofuels sector throughout the world with clients in Europe, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, China and Japan. In the renewable sector, Mark has the following expertise:
Laura Rokohl is the Supply Chain Product Marketing Manager at AspenTech, specializing in supply chain solutions for the process industries. Laura has been with AspenTech for 13 years, working in a variety of roles, including implementation services, business consulting, and marketing. Laura was recognized as a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in 2011 and 2012. She conducts ongoing supply chain market research and has helped many chemicals, polymers, and process CPG clients define and improve their supply chain business processes.
Laura is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an M.S. in Operations Research from The University of Texas.
Kevin Latham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from the Ohio State University in 1976 and holds an MBA. He started his career at Sohio in 1976 in retail marketing. In 1984 he moved into the Petrochemical Business where he held various positions in sales, procurement, business and general management within INEOS and its heritage companies BP and Sohio.
The scope of his roles since 1989 have been operating in the international market while concentrated on the combined Catalyst and Licensing Businesses for various technologies until his appointment in 2010 to the role of General Manager of the Polyolefin Catalyst Business. He now works in INEOS Technologies and is responsible for the Polyolefin Catalyst Business for INEOS, a Global Business supplying Catalyst to the Polyethylene and Polypropylene process technology market.
Dr. Bernd Nienhaus is a Senior Process Engineer at EKATO Rühr- und Mischtechnik (RMT) located in Schopfheim, Germany. He is head of the group "Polymers / Specialty Chemicals / High-Viscous Mixing" in EKATO's R&D department, currently working on development projects in the field of industrial crystallization as well as on customized mixing solutions for various polymerization processes.
Nienhaus has more than 15 years experience in chemical process development and plant design and has previously has been working for major engineering companies in the fields of thermal separation processes and crystallization. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany).
Senior sales and marketing executive with 15 year accomplished career track known throughout the industry for delivering and sustaining revenue and profit gains within highly competitive EMEA polymer markets.
Exceptional communicator with a consultative sales style, strong negotiation skills, exceptional problem solving abilities and keen supplier / client needs assessment aptitude. Aggressively identify opportunities, develop focus and provide tactical business solutions.
Strategic and Behavioral Competencies
Mr Neil Nadalin received his honours bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia in 1983.
He has held various operational, commercial and technical positions at Lyondellbasell and predecessor companies (Shell, Montell and Basell) located in Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy.
Since 2009, has been responsible for managing the global polyolefin catalyst technical team and is currently Associate Director Catalysts located in Ferrara, Italy.
J. Paulo de Sousa, born in Portugal in 1952, joined the ENI Group in 1981 as Export Manager of Alta SpA, segment of anti-corrosive plastic solutions.
Based in New York, in 1987 became Market Development Manager for Americas of Enichem Holding, plastics and chemicals.
Back to Italy in 1992, worked in Enichem SpA, Polyethylene Division as Export Area Manager (Iberian, Benelux, Scandinavia).
From 2000 he joined Polimeri Europa SpA (today versalis SpA) as Marketing Intelligence Manager, Polyethylene Business Unit.
Marc Narmon, Chemical Engineer from the Flemish University in Brussels, started his career in 1984 at PetroFina SA as Technical Service Engineer for thermoplastic elastomers. In subsequent years, he held various positions in PetroFina’s, Atofina’s and Total’s polyolefin activities. Since 2008 he is in charge of the Polyolefin Licensing business. Recently styrene and polystyrene technologies were added to his portfolio in the newly formed Polymers Division of Total’s Refining and Chemical branch.
'Latest polyolefin technology developments at Total'
Total is an important player in the Polyolefin world scene with a PE+PP production capacity of 5 million tons. Total is very active in developing new catalysts, products and applications. A good illustration of this is the combination of Total’s Advanced Dual Loop process and Chromium, Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene proprietary technology resulting in a wide variety of state-of-the-art resins.
Andrea Borruso, Director of Middle East Operations for IHS Consulting, is commercially responsible for the developments in the MEAF and technically for thermoplastics analysis within the World Petrochemicals and Chemical Economics Handbook Programs. Mr. Borruso joined SRI Consulting Petrochemical practice in 2001. He brings 37 years of postgraduate experience in the petrochemical industry, mainly in olefins and polymers and contributes to SRI Consulting petrochemical multiclient and single client activity.
On the strategy side, Borruso focuses on the corporate competitive market positioning, commercial contractual positions for new projects and on the structure, entry opportunities and optimization of the commercial structuring for joint ventures and new player companies. Formerly associated with a petrochemical consulting firm, since April 1993 he has been responsible for their thermoplastics practice for all the single and multiclient surveys, worldwide. Mr. Borruso is invited regularly to present views and outlook to industry forum worldwide while he attends most of the public annual events and conferences in the GCC. Before joining the consulting practice in 1993, Mr. Borruso was part of the petrochemical industry since its graduation.
Previously in Calgary, Canada for 12 years, Mr. Borruso was with the Alberta Energy Co. currently Encana, responsible for business development, new ventures and acquisitions. In that position he has had a broad portfolio of assignments ranging from business and market analysis to technology and J/V partners selections; from negotiating commercial agreements for licensing, transportation to Memorandum of understanding for petrochemical J/V above 100 million dollar of asset mostly in North America, Western Europe, SE Asia and Japan.
Mr. Borruso is graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Palermo Italy and has conducted research activity as part of the post graduation program with Mobil Oil in Essex R&D center. In addition he has taken short courses at the University of Stanford, California and Toronto, Ontario, Canada on marketing strategy. Mr. Borruso is licensed Profession Engineer, currently registered as Professional Engineer, in Alberta Canada. He is member of several associations such as SCI (1985), EPCA (2001), NPRA (1984). Before moving to Canada, Mr. Borruso was with Polimeri Europa in Italy, until 1981 responsible for LDPE production.
Dr. Andrea Landuzzi is the Technical Business Support & Application Marketing Manager of Chemtura. He has published about 40 papers and patents as a result of his technical activities and he is a Referee for several Plastics journals.
Andrea has covered several technical and marketing roles in the Plastic Industry since 1996, working in Italy, Singapore, China and Switzerland.
Andrea earned a Master Degree (Laurea) in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy, followed by a Post-Doctoral Course on Degradation & Stabilisation of Polymers (COREP, Università di Torino, Université Blaise Pascal, University of Sussex, CNR).
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Hotel cut-off date: July 31 2012
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PEPP 2012 Registration Fees
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1 day Pass: $2,200 USD
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