Lyondell makes executive appointments

May 12, 2006
Lyondell Chemical Co. has appointed Lyondell Asia Pacific Pres. Charles C. Yang to the additional post of chairman.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 12 -- Lyondell Chemical Co. has appointed Lyondell Asia Pacific Pres. Charles C. Yang to the additional post of chairman.

As chairman and president, Yang will continue to provide leadership and oversight to all Lyondell and Equistar Chemicals LP functions in the region.

Separately, Charlie Graham has been elected vice-president of Lyondell Chemical and executive vice-president of Lyondell Asia Pacific. Graham previously served in several senior positions in the company's olefins, aromatics, styrene, and polymers businesses.

Dave Prilutski has been named vice-president of Lyondell Chemical and president of Lyondell Europe. He succeeds former Lyondell Europe Pres. John Beard, who accepted a new assignment in the US as senior vice-president, technology.

Prilutski will have oversight of all Lyondell and Equistar functions in Europe and also global responsibility for the company's styrene and isocyanate businesses. Previously, he directed Lyondell's supply chain operations.

Dale Young has been appointed vice-president, supply chain for Lyondell Chemical. He has global responsibility for customer fulfillment and materials and services supply. Previously, he held senior positions in several Lyondell businesses, including oxygenated and urethane chemicals, fuels, and methanol.