Gary Piana will now head Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Pasadena Plastics Complex, filling the position previously held by retiring manager Michael Gilbert.
Piana, who has served with Chevron and Chevron Phillips Chemical in various U.S. and international posts, is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a mechanical engineering degree.
“Gary has demonstrated a strong safety focus, in-depth knowledge of our manufacturing process and proven management skills throughout his career,” Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Scott Sharp said. “I am confident Gary will bring that same level of leadership to his new role in the community."
Piana has served as Orange plant manager and operations manager at the company’s Cedar Bayou operations. At Chevron’s Pasadena location, Piana held positions of technical/EHS manager, maintenance manager and Q-Chem plant manager.
Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the top producers of olefins and polyolefins in the world. The company leads in supplying aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, speciality chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. The company employs an estimated 5,000 and is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66, which is headquartered in The Woodlands.