Under his role, James Guilfoyle will also lead the company’s new Advanced Polymer Solutions segment. The new section will be created post the acquisition of A. Schulman.
London/UK – Lyondell Basell has recently announced that it has named James (Jim) Guilfoyle as its Executive Vice President, Advanced Polymer Solutions and Global Supply Chain. In this capacity, Guilfoyle will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel.
Lyondell Basell’s Advanced Polymer Solutions reporting segment will be created following the company's completion of the A. Schulman acquisition. The new segment will include Lyondell Basell's existing polypropylene compounding business, the assets acquired from A. Schulman, as well as the company's existing Polybutene-1 and Catalloy businesses. To date, Lyondell Basell's acquisition of A. Schulman has been approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, China, the European Commission, Russia, Serbia and Turkey.
Guilfoyle has spent his career at Lyondell Basell and its predecessor companies, starting in 1993 as a chemical engineer in La Porte, Texas before attaining several managerial and technical positions within the company. Most recently, Guilfoyle served as the company's senior vice president for Global Intermediates and Derivatives and Global Supply Chain.