LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, is pleased to announce that Michael Middleton has been appointed as the new site manager for its Corpus Christi manufacturing complex. Previous site manager, Alicia Matus, has been selected as Lyondellbasell’s new director of global operational excellence, process security and quality, and will work at both the Houston headquarters and Corpus Christi.
Middleton has 28 years of petrochemical manufacturing experience and has worked for LyondellBasell and its predecessor Equistar for the past 27 years. Prior to his new role at Corpus Christi, Middleton was Operations Manager for LyondellBasell’s La Porte Complex. Other functions within the company include operations, engineering and maintenance management. Originally from Tuscola, Illinois, Middleton earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993.
LyondellBasell’s Corpus Christi Complex employs approximately 370 people and contractors, and produces ethylene and propylene, which are used to make food packaging, personal care products, auto parts, building and roofing materials, and large household appliances. The site contributes an estimated $ 223 million to annual economic impact and was recognized by American fuel and petrochemical manufacturers with the Silver Elite Award in 2020, one of the highest safety awards in the industry.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world. LyondellBasell is powered by its employees around the world and produces materials and products that are used to further develop solutions to modern challenges such as improving food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving The safety and comfort are critically important and fuel efficiency of many cars and trucks on the road and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and devices. LyondellBasell sells products in more than 100 countries and is the world’s largest manufacturer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the fourth year in a row. You can find more information about LyondellBasell at www.lyondellbasell.com.