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Sergey Vasnetsov

Keynote by LyondellBasell's Vasnetsov to Explain how Materials Innovation Helps Meet Current & Future Demands of Global Auto Market @ 16th SPE® Auto TPO Conference





Sunday October 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM EDT
Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

Troy Marriott Hotel
200 West Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

The sixteenth-annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference, the world's leading automotive engineered-polyolefins forum, will showcase talks by five keynote speakers from WardsAuto, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Dow Chemical Co., LyondellBasell, and General Motors Co. Interspersed throughout the two-and-a-half-day conference, the keynotes will highlight important trends facing the automotive-plastics market, including access to new feedstocks, approaching vehicle-efficiency mandates, and key pressures driving innovation. Organized by the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), this year's technical conference and exhibition returns to the Troy Marriott in the Detroit suburbs from October 5-8, 2014.
On the second day of the conference, October 7, Sergey Vasnetsov, senior vice-president, Strategic Planning & Transactions, Global Polypropylene Compounds, LyondellBasell will present a talk on Materials Innovation - What it Takes to Meet the Current & Future Demands of the Global Automotive Market. "This keynote addresses innovation from the perspective of the world's largest TPO materials supplier and the requirements that will be necessary to address the needs of tomorrow's demanding automotive market," notes Vasnetsov. "The talk also will cover factors that drive innovation in the global automotive community, megatrends that demand new product development, performance targets that are challenging the boundaries of TPO today, and key elements required by a supplier to support global and multiregional OEMs."
Vasnetsov leads a team responsible for corporate strategy, capital allocation (CapEx, M&A, JVs), investor relations, competitive intelligence and benchmarking, and special projects. In addition, he is responsible for the global polypropylene compounding business serving automotive and consumer durable markets. From 1996 to 2010 Vasnetsov worked at several leading investment banks, including Barclays and Lehman Brothers. He started his career at Union Carbide in 1990. He graduated with a Master's of Science degree and was a George Soros Scholar at Oxford University and later he earned an M.B.A. degree from Rutgers University.


Spheripol plant

LyondellBasell Grants Spherizone License to CNOOC for PP Plant in China

June 24, 2013 – LyondellBasell today announced that CNOOC Oil and Petrochemicals Co., has selected the LyondellBasell Spherizone technology for a 400 KT per year polypropylene (PP) plant planned to be built at Huizhou, China.

“LyondellBasell Spherizone technology can deliver a wide range of high-quality PP products with low resource and energy consumption and we are pleased that CNOOC has again selected our technology for their new facility,” said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell Senior Vice President, Olefins and Polyolefins for Europe, Asia, International, and Technology. “This is the fourth polyolefins process technology we have licensed to CNOOC and its joint venture, building on a relationship that spans more than 10 years.”

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