CP50: Total Petrochemicals USA Inc.
Houston-based Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals and transportation fuels. The company has manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana, a research and development facility in La Porte, Texas, and a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The company is the American entity of Total Petrochemicals, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. As part of Total SA, the world's fourth-largest integrated petroleum company, Total Petrochemicals gains extensively from integration within refining. Based on this industrial rationale, the company operates large-scale facilities around the world, and in particular the United States and Europe.As a fully integrated operation, Total Petrochemicals includes base petrochemicals from steamcrackers and certain refinery processing plants – olefins (ethylene, propylene) C4 fractions and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene, styrene) – as well as the commodity polymers they produce (polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, elastomers).
Petit was appointed CEO of Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. in March 2009 and has the additional title of vice president of Base Chemicals. He also serves as Country Representative of the 16 Total affiliates operating in the U.S. The Total U.S. affiliated companies have a combined workforce of over 7,000 people in the upstream, downstream and specialty chemicals industries. <br> Petit previously was responsible for Global Strategy and Services for Total Petrochemicals in Brussels, Belgium. He joined the company in 1984. <br> Petit is a member of the American Chemistry Councils Board of Directors.
Bertrand de La Noue
chief financial officer
Since December 2004 de La Noue has been the chief financial officer for Total Petrochemicals USA. Previously de La Noue was chief financial officer for Total France, the refining and marketing subsidiary of Total S.A. De La Noue joined the company in 1985 as area manager for Total Oil Great Britain. After several assignments in London, Paris and Tokyo in finance and trading activities, he returned to Paris in 1993 as investor relations manager of Total S.A. From 1996 to 1999 he was general manager information and planning of Total South Africa, based in Johannesburg.
vice president of research and development
Pocsik was named vice president of research and development in May 2008. Pocsik joined the company in 1984 as a process engineer at the Big Spring, Texas, refinery. He served as operations manager at Big Spring and later at the Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. In 1997 he took an overseas assignment as production director of the companys Antwerp, Belgium, refinery. In 1999 he became plant manager at the companys Bayport Polyethylene Plant in Texas. In July 2005, he was named vice president of supply chain, the position he held until this new appointment.
- Total Petrochemicals USA Inc.
- 1201 Louisiana St., Ste. 1800
- Houston, Texas 77002
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ProductsTotal Petrochemicals USA's products fall into four categories: base chemicals, polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. Polyethylene is a plastic produced by the polymerisation of ethylene.
It is used in making cars, for packaging both industrial and consumer products, and to manufacture cables and pipes such as water and gas distribution pipes. In automobiles, polyethylene is used, for example, to make fuel tanks. Polypropylene is a plastic produced from the polymerisation of propylene and is used extensively in food packaging -- in the form of bags, trays, pots, bottles and closures -- and in the manufacture of crates. It is also used to produce woven textiles (sports clothing) and non-woven articles (hygiene products), carpets, rugs and artificial grass. As the basic material for car bumpers and dashboards, polypropylene helps improve vehicle performance. Polystyrene is a plastic produced by the polymerisation of styrene.It's used in food packaging, electronics, domestic appliances, audio-video equipment and thermal insulation in buildings. Total's base chemicals activities encompass petrochemicals , including base petrochemicals (the production of olefins and aromatics), polyethylene, polypropylene and styrenics, as well as fertilizers.