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Petit Appointed CEO of Total Petrochemicals USA Inc.

March 13, 2009
Geoffroy Petit has been appointed chief executive officer of Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. and vice president of Base Chemicals. Petit will also serve as the country representative for all Total companies operating in the U.S.

Headquartered in Houston, Total Petrochemicals USA Inc. produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals, and transportation fuels. The company has manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana as well as a research and development facility in La Porte, Texas, and a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

As country representative, Petit represents the 16 Total affiliates operating in the U.S. The Total U.S.-affiliated companies have a combined workforce of over 7000 in the upstream, downstream, and specialty chemicals industries.

Petit, who joined the company in 1984, was previously responsible for global strategy and services for Total Petrochemicals in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the American Chemistry Council’s Board of Directors.

For more information on Total Petrochemicals USA Inc., visit www.totalpetrochemicalsusa.com.