- An experienced, dedicated management team
- Kevin McQuade – CEO
- Christoph de la Camp – CFO
- Rob Buntinx – President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Alexander Glück – President, Americas
- Steve Harrington – President, Global Styrene Monomer / President, Asia Pacific (effective April 2015)
- Pierre Minguet – President of Operations
- Hyung Tae Chang - President Asia-Pacific (to retire effective July 2015)
An experienced, dedicated management team
Styrolution brings together a team of industry executives who understand the challenges facing customers in their specific markets. Their commitment to excellence and decades of experience in the styrenics industry offer genuine added value.
Kevin McQuade – CEO
Kevin McQuade serves as Chief Executive Officer of Styrolution. Kevin McQuade's career began in 1980 at Mobil Chemical Company, where he held various technical, production and commercial positions before moving to BASF in 1992 and becoming business director for the Styrenics division. In 2005 he was elected Commercial Director of the Styrenics business unit of INEOS, with responsibility for global sales and marketing activities for styrene monomer and styrenic polymers. He went on to represent INEOS as a board member during the time of the NOVA Innovene joint venture and subsequently becoming CEO of the INEOS NOVA joint venture and later INEOS Styrenics. Prior to his current role, he served at Styrolution as President, Americas and President, EMEA. McQuade holds chemical engineering degrees from The Cooper Union and the University of Delaware and an MBA from New York University.
Christoph de la Camp – CFO
Chris de la Camp is the Chief Financial Officer of Styrolution, having previously been CFO of INEOS Styrenics and INEOS NOVA in the United States. He joined BP in 1994, where he worked in strategic planning, sales management, project management and integration management in BP's European Retail and Commercial Fuels businesses in Belgium and Germany. In 2003 he became Performance and Control Manager of BP's European Styrenics Business and in 2005 Finance Director for the NOVA Innovene joint venture in Switzerland. A German national by birth, he grew up in the UK and gained a degree in civil engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from the London Business School.
Rob Buntinx – President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Rob Buntinx will take over the role of Styrolution's President, Europe, Middle East and Africa effective March 2015. He also holds responsibility for the company's R&D, as well as its global automotive and healthcare industry teams. Buntinx started his career in 1990 at DSM in the Netherlands, where he held various technical and marketing roles. After joining BASF in 1999, he filled a number of commercial management positions in the company's specialty polymers organization. In 2011, he joined Styrolution as Vice President EMEA Styrenic Specialties and in 2013, assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Global Industry Management and R&D. Buntinx received a degree in chemical engineering from Hogeschool Zuyd in the Netherlands.
Alexander Glück – President, Americas
Dr. Alexander Glück has been appointed President, Americas. He has a career in the chemical industry spanning over 20 years. After holding a position as senior manager for the polystyrene business in Asia, he assumed responsibility for product management of Terluran and Luran in Europe. From 2008 onwards, he served as Vice President Global Marketing and Innovation for the BASF Styrenics Division. Prior to his current role, Alexander Glück served as Styrolution's Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, R&D, and Procurement. Dr. Glück received his PhD in chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.
Steve Harrington – President, Global Styrene Monomer / President, Asia Pacific (effective April 2015)
Steve Harrington is President, Global Styrene Monomer and will assume the role of President, Asia Pacific effective April 2015. During Mr. Harrington's 25-year career, he has held various commercial roles at INEOS, and previously worked for ICI and Unilever. He holds a degree in chemistry from Hull University in England and currently serves as chairman of the Styrene Information and Research Center.
Pierre Minguet – President of Operations
Pierre Minguet will assume the role of Styrolution's President of Operations and will be responsible for the company's manufacturing and technology excellence programs globally. Prior to this role, he served as Styrolution's Senior Vice President, EMEA Manufacturing. Minguet began his career in process engineering and manufacturing positions, first at Albemarle and later at Amoco. Following this, Minguet assumed various commercial and product management roles at BP Innovene. In 2005, he transitioned to INEOS where he was responsible for the polystyrene business in EMEA. When Styrolution was formed in 2011, Minguet became Vice President, Polystyrene EMEA. Minguet holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium.
Hyung Tae Chang - President Asia-Pacific (to retire effective July 2015)
Hyung Tae Chang is President for Asia-Pacific at Styrolution, having previously served as Senior Vice President/Business Director for the Asia-Pacific region within BASF's Styrenics division. Effective July 1st, Hyung Tae Chang has elected to retire after 41 years of dedicated service. He started his career in 1977 as Manager for Chemicals & Plastics at FOHAG, a former part of the BASF group. Subsequently he joined Hyosung BASF in Korea as Department Manager and Assistant Director, before being appointed a board member in 1994 and Director in 1996. He then moved to the Hyosung Corporation, where he became President of the Chemical Business division in 1998. In 2001, he relocated to Singapore to work for BASF South East Asia, gaining in-depth experience in the field of styrenics. HT Chang holds a degree in chemical engineering from Seoul National University and studied at Sogang University, Seoul.