The Society of Chemical Industry, America Section (SCI America) will present the 2016 SCI Chemical Industry Medal to James L. Gallogly, retired chief executive officer of LyondellBasell and a current director of DuPont, on March 8, 2016 at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The SCI Chemical Industry Medal honors an individual whose leadership, commitment and contributions are responsible for substantial progress and performance of the chemical industry.
Gallogly was named CEO of LyondellBasell in 2009 at a time when the company’s future was uncertain, according to SCI. Gallogly also spent 29 years with Phillips, ChevronPhillips and ConocoPhillips, working in the petroleum and chemical businesses. Most recently, he was executive vice president for exploration and production. Prior to that he was executive vice president for refining, marketing and transportation, and from 2000 to 2006 he served as the founding CEO of ChevronPhillips Chemical Company – a Phillips-Chevron joint venture.
Gallogly recently served as vice chairman of the board of the American Chemistry Council. He is also a member of the board of DuPont, the University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering Board of Visitors, the University of Colorado Engineering Advisory Council and the University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Gallogly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed the Advanced Executive Program at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
SCI America has awarded the Chemical Industry Medal for more than 85 years. Presentation is made annually to a recipient selected by the executive committee of the America Section of the SCI. Past recipients include Sunil Kumar, Andrew N. Liveris, David N. Weidman, J Brian Ferguson, Michael E. Campbell and Jeffrey M. Lipton.
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