2014 ICIS Kavaler Award event honoring LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly to take place in New York on September 30
NEW YORK and LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
The ICIS Kavaler Award, sponsored by The Chemists’ Club, and in association with The
Valence Group in recognition for outstanding achievement as voted on by his peers, will be
awarded to LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly on September 30, 2014.
This unique global chemical industry award will be presented to Mr. Gallogly at a
black tie dinner ceremony on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Metropolitan Club of New
York. The date has been revised from the previous date of September 16.
The distinguishing feature of this award is that the winner is selected by his/her
peers – the senior executives selected in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players listing
(http://www.icis.com/about/ICISTop40), a global ranking of the leaders making the
greatest impact on the chemical industry.
“Few have capitalized on the US shale gas boom better than LyondellBasell. Led by Mr.
Gallogly, the company has established and maintained a solid financial footing for many
years to come,” said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.
“LyondellBasell has significantly boosted value by returning profits to shareholders
though dividends and stock buybacks – all while making smart investments in key expansion
projects that will raise cost advantaged capacity without massive capital outlays,” he
“At LyondellBasell, we understand the importance of having a sound business strategy.
Striving to get the basics right is essential. We call it ‘Everyday Excellence.’ It starts
with operating our facilities safely and reliably. Nothing matters more. When you do this
and apply a disciplined approach to costs and future investments, special things can
happen,” said Jim Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell.
“On behalf of all the employees at LyondellBasell, we thank ICIS and The Chemists’
Club for this recognition. It honors the hard work of so many in transforming a recently
bankrupt company into an industry leader,” Gallogly added.
In the award selection process, ICIS and The Chemists’ Club invited each of the ICIS
Top 40 Power Players for 2013 to vote for three individuals in the ballot, based on
newsworthy achievement in one or more of the following categories:
- Profitability/shareholder value - Mergers and acquisitions (deals or integration) - Projects/capital investment - Innovation - technology, product, business process with an impact on industry and society
To participate in the ICIS Kavaler Award event, please contact Noel Namuco at The
Chemists’ Club firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-501-0007, Bernard Petersen at ICIS
email@example.com 646-961-0708 or Stanley Sehested at LyondellBasell
The award is a revival of the Kavaler Award, which was presented by Chemical Market
Reporter to leading chemical CEOs from 1990 to 1999, including Jon Huntsman Sr, founder,
chairman and CEO of Huntsman, and Frank Popoff, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical.
Arthur Kavaler, who served for 46 years as reporter, editor and eventually publisher
and editor-in-chief of Chemical Market Reporter – one of the three publications
incorporated into ICIS Chemical Business – passed away at the age of 91 on January 18,
Kavaler, a probing reporter and an editor with unwavering conviction, had a major
impact on chemical industry journalism.
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The Chemists’ Club
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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining
companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (http://www.lyondellbasell.com)
manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and
technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the
world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction
materials and biofuels.
The Valence Group
The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services
exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors.
The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in
investment banking and strategic consulting within the chemicals and materials industries,
all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials
sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York and London.
Joseph Chang Global Editor ICIS Chemical Business T: +1-212-791-4224 firstname.lastname@example.org Roland Stefandl President The Chemists' Club T: +1-201-888-0440 email@example.com Stan Sehested LyondellBasell +1-713-309-0007 firstname.lastname@example.org