Coombs Replaces Quarles New Executive Vice President for Lyondell Basell
Lyondell Basell announced that Daniel M. Coombs has been selected to become executive vice president of Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), with additional responsibility for Supply Chain, Procurement and Technology. Coombs replaces Pat Quarles, who is taking a leadership position at a major U.S. company.
Houston/USA, London/England – In announcing Coombs appointment, Lyondell Basell Chief Executive Officer Bob Patel said: “Dan is an outstanding business leader. His commitment to safety, operational excellence, employee development, along with his broad range of commercial and manufacturing experience on a global basis, position him as the right leader at the right time for Lyondell Basell.“ Patel also announced that Coombs would be nominated to join the Company's Management Board.
Coombs has been senior vice president of Manufacturing at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has held executive positions there since 2010, including senior vice president for Specialties, Aromatics and Styrenics, vice president of Corporate Planning and Development, and vice president and deputy general manager for Qatar Chemical Company Limited.
He began his career in 1978 at Phillips Chemical, holding a variety of engineering and supervisory positions of increasing responsibility. Coombs earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1978 and a Master of Science degree in the same field in 1985 from the University of Tulsa.
Lyondell Basell is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. The company manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries.