*Please Note Date & Hotel Change:
The dates and hotel location of this conference have changed to December 12-13, Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston

Over 50 of the Industry’s Key Petrochemical Supply Chain Players Share their Need-to-Know Updates & Insight

If you would like to be a part of the Petrochemical Supply Chain & Export Logistics 2017 please email me directly at karla@petchem-update.com

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2017 Speakers:

  • Matt Olsen
    IronNet Cybersecurity
    Matt Olsen President
    IronNet Cybersecurity
    (former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, appointed by President Obama)
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    Matt Olsen is a leading authority on national security, intelligence, and law enforcement, having played a critical role in shaping the nation’s counterterrorism and cybersecurity efforts.

    Currently, Mr. Olsen leads IronNet Cybersecurity’s business development and strategy, providing guidance to companies on cybersecurity, and guiding IronNet’s growth. Since November 2014, Mr. Olsen has been an ABC News contributor, providing analysis on national security events. Mr. Olsen also teaches at Harvard Law School as a lecturer on law.

    Appointed by the President to serve as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center in 2011, Mr. Olsen led the government's efforts to integrate and analyze terrorism information and coordinate counterterrorism activities for three years. When he left NCTC in July 2014, President Obama credited Mr. Olsen with making the U.S. more secure, saying “every American is safer because of his service.” Prior to joining NCTC, Mr. Olsen was the General Counsel for the National Security Agency.

    Mr. Olsen also served at the Department of Justice in a number of leadership positions, responsible for national security and criminal cases, and for over a decade as a federal prosecutor. Mr. Olsen also served as Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • Millissa Flanagan
    AkzoNobel
    Millissa Flanagan Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain
    AkzoNobel
    View Bio

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  • Andy O’Connor
    BASF
    Andy O’Connor Global Director and Head of Digital SC Development - BASF 4.0
    BASF
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  • Shelly Heuser
    TPC Group
    Shelly Heuser SVP Supply Chain & IT
    TPC Group Inc.
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  • Amy Hark
    Huntsman Corporation
    Amy Hark Director, Americas & Global Logistics Purchasing
    Huntsman Corporation
    View Bio

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  • Bill Wehrle
    BASF
    Bill Wehrle Director, Supply Chain
    BASF
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  • Rick Lissa
    Formosa Plastics
    Rick Lissa Senior Director - Logistics Management Department
    Formosa Plastics
    View Bio

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    INEOS Styrolution
    Sue Collins Director of Logistics
    INEOS Styrolution
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  • Tushar Bhuta
    Vinmar International
    Tushar Bhuta Global Director of Supply Chain
    Vinmar International
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  • Roger Guenther
    Port of Houston Authority
    Roger Guenther Executive Director
    Port of Houston Authority
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  • Brandy Christian
    Port of New Orleans
    Brandy Christian President & CEO
    Port of New Orleans
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    Brandy D. Christian serves as the President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, a public agency that manages more than $60 million in revenues, nearly 300 employees and $200 million in capital projects. Christian is one of 11 female port directors in North America and the first female CEO in the Port of New Orleans’ 120-year history. She brings a global perspective and experience building high performance teams in complex organizations to the role, and emphasizes strategic focus, collaborative partnerships and bold action.

    Prior to joining Port NOLA, she served 14 years with the Port of San Diego, California’s fourth-largest cargo port and one of the State’s largest public land developers with a portfolio encompassing maritime, industry, hospitality and tourism. Serving as vice president of strategy and business development, Christian was the driving force behind streamlining the public agency’s operational processes, reducing costs, securing major accounts, and negotiating leases for the cruise and cargo business lines.

    Before joining the Port of San Diego, Christian worked for KPMG Consulting as a quality management consultant in their public sector practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Christian is a Certified Port Executive, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Board of Examiners - Malcolm Baldrige, and the recipient of the Examiner of the Year by the California Award for Performance Excellence.

    Christian serves on the Green Marine Board of Directors, as Cruise Committee Chair for the American Association of Port Authorities, and on the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) Advisory Board. Christian was named an Alumna of the Year (2015) by the University of Arizona and 2016 Top Female Achiever by New Orleans Magazine.

  • Reggie Dupré
    Dupre Logistics, LLC
    Reggie Dupré President & CEO
    Dupre Logistics, LLC
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    Reggie founded Dupré Logistics, and has lead the company's growth from its founding over 35 years ago with two trucks hauling gasoline to today as a leading provider of transportation and site logistics services to the petrochem industry that includes Hazmat, bulk, and chemical truck transportation on both a dedicated and spot market basis.

    “The [Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics] Conference gives us an opportunity to increase our petrochem industry knowledge and to interface with our customers.”

  • Don Snyder
    Port of Long Beach
    Don Snyder Director of Trade Development
    Port of Long Beach
    View Bio

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  • Paul McClintock
    South Carolina Parts
    Paul McClintock Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice President
    South Carolina Ports
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  • Kari Kirchhoefer
    BASF
    Kari A. Kirchhoefer Vice President and General Manager - Chemicals
    Union Pacific Railroad
    View Bio

    Kari Kirchhoefer was named Vice President and General manager - Chemicals in December 2016. She is responsible for all Marketing and Sales functions within the chemical and petroleum industries. During her career with Union Pacific, she has served as president of the company’s Streamline subsidiary in addition to Marketing and Sales positions in Agricultural Products, Automotive and the Market Development Sales Center. Her most recent assignment was assistant vice president - Industrial Products.

    Kari currently serves on the board of directors for the Child Saving Institute and is a former executive director for Union Pacific’s LEAD women’s initiative. Kari earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. She and her husband Dave have two daughters.

  • Jennifer Fussell
    Kansas City Southern
    Jennifer Fussell Assistant Vice President Sales and Marketing Petroleum
    Kansas City Southern
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    Jennifer Fussell currently serves as the Assistant Vice President Sales and Marketing Petroleum and Chemicals in Houston TX at Kansas City Southern. She also holds responsibility for the commercial relationships between Kansas City Southern and the gulf coast ports. She first joined KCS in 1998 as a rail operation clerk in Shreveport LA. Through her 18 years with the Kansas City Southern she has contributed in both commercial and operating management positions as Assistant Director of Customer Service, Assistant Director of Service Design and Measurement, and Director Sales and Marketing throughout the network in Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas City, MO.

    Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers since 2011. She was named “SWARS Person of the Year” for 2015. Southwest Association of Rail Shippers is a non-profit association which provides an open forum for railroads and shippers to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest. The region includes the greater southwest territory including Mexico.

  • Taylor Robinson
    PLG Consulting
    Taylor Robinson President
    PLG Consulting
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    Taylor Robinson is the President of PLG Consulting, a team of bulk industrial logistics experts in rail transportation and logistics, energy and chemical markets, and logistics infrastructure design. Since 2001 PLG has partnered with clients to design or improve their logistics strategy and operations with significant client engagements in the energy, petrochemical and private equity markets. PLG has worked in the unconventional energy supply chain with extensive experience in the shale gas market over the past five years.

    Taylor joined PLG in May 2012 after spending over 25 years leading global supply chain organizations in a broad range of industries. Mr. Robinson’s career included stints in the automotive, aerospace and food industries with Honda, Honeywell and HJ Heinz. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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    CMA-CGM
    Senior Vice President To be confirmed, CMA CGM
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  • John Moseley
    Port of Houston Authority
    John Moseley Senior Director, Trade Development
    Port of Houston Authority
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    John Moseley joined Port Houston as General Manager of the Trade Development Department in February 2010, earning the title of Senior Director in 2014. He has 30+ years of professional experience with ocean carriers, international freight forwarders, customs house brokers and beneficial cargo owners in the U.S. and overseas. His most recent position prior to joining the port authority was as Director of Sales, U.S. Gulf Coast Region with CMA CGM, the world’s third largest ocean carrier.

    Moseley earned a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management.

    In his position at Port Houston, he leads a domestic and internationally based team dedicated to generating revenue and driving cargo volume, vessel calls and overall growth through Houston via Port Houston facilities. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, National Green Coffee Association, American Institute for International Steel and the Greater Houston Partnership.

  • Walter Kemmsies
    JLL
    Walter Kemmsies Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist
    JLL U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure
    View Bio

    Dr. Walter Kemmsies is a Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL’s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group.

    In this role, Walter executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and airports throughout North America. He is also working to expand the U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group’s expertise to the infrastructure sector and assist both public agencies and investors in underwriting, financing and evaluating new investment vehicles and opportunities.

    Walter is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing as well as long term strategic planning/capital investment.

    Walter’s professional experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist.

  • Anuj Chopra
    RightShip Americas LLC
    Anuj Chopra Vice President - Americas
    RightShip Americas LLC
    View Bio

    With over 30 years maritime experience both at sea and onshore, Anuj drives business development, lead the vetting team and foster industry and customer relations in the Americas region.

    Anuj began his seafaring career as a deck cadet working his way up to Captain and holds a Commonwealth Extra Masters Certificate of Competency, and Shipping Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

    He is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute and chairman of the US Gulf Branch, and an active supporter of seafarer welfare. He is on the Board of Directors (and Treasurer) of NAMEPA – North American Marine Environment Protection Association, and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Program for Logistics and Transportation Policy, at the College of Technology, University of Houston.

    Anuj is an active BSA Adult Leader and a golfer.

  • James Rader
    Greenbier
    James Rader Vice President of Regulatory Services
    The Greenbrier Companies Inc
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  • Mark Levine
    Plantgistix
    Mark Levine CEO
    Plantgistix
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  • Matt Fleming
    TGS Group
    Matt Fleming Vice President of Business Development
    TGS Group
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    Began working at TGS in 2000, and joined Kinder Morgan in 2005 as part of the divestiture of TGS’s Terminal division. Lead acquisitions and green-field developments for Kinder Morgan Terminals and closed over $100m in acquisitions in 2009. Rejoined TGS in 2011, and has assisted in the acquisition and development of TGS Cedar Port, rail services companies, and the creation of the terminal services division. Graduate of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

  • David Bazzetta
    RGP
    Dr. David Bazzetta Business Advisor - Process Optimization
    Resources Global Professionals
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  • Ojas Wadivkar
    Accenture
    Ojas Wadivkar Accenture
    View Bio

    Ojas Wadivkar is a partner of A.T. Kearney Middle East and is a senior member of the Energy and Process Industries Practice at A.T. Kearney. He has consulted companies internationally for more than 16 years, and has spent the last 6 years dedicated to clients in the GCC.

    He has consulted clients across multiple industries including process, electric utilities and petrochemical companies on issues ranging from supply chain and operations to defining business strategies and redesigning organizations. Additionally he has also consulted and implemented energy efficiency programs for U.S. Government sites. Mr. Wadivkar is a recognized expert within the energy industries space.

    In addition to being a Management Consultant he is also a Professional Mechanical Engineer (licensed in California, USA) and a Certified Energy Manager.

  • Dwight Morgan
    M. Holland
    Dwight Morgan Vice President Corporate Development
    M. Holland
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    Dwight joined M. Holland in February 2015. He is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the its strategic planning, M&A and business development processes. Dwight began his career in plastics with M.A. Hanna Co., a predecessor to PolyOne Corp, where he held a succession of corporate development and general management roles. In 1998, he formed Accel Color Corp. a producer of custom-formulated color and additive systems that grew to four facilities and $20 million in annual revenue. When Accel Color was sold to Techmer PM in 2008, Dwight continued to run the company. In 2013, he joined The Composites Group (TCG), a leader in thermoset composite compounding and manufacturing, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. At TCG, he participated in integrating three business units and preparing the business for its eventual merger into Citadel Plastics in November 2014. Dwight holds a BA from Kent State University’s School of Journalism, and a law degree from the University of Akron School of Law. He is also an award-winning author. Dwight and his wife, Carol, have two children.

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    Bulkmatic
    Speaker to be confirmed Bulkmatic
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  • Michael Plank
    National Property Holdings and Rail Logix
    Michael Plank Chairman & CEO
    National Property Holdings and Rail Logix
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    Michael J. Plank is the Chairman & CEO of The Plank Companies, Inc., a diversified holding company consisting of numerous operating companies and investments. National Property Holdings, a Houston-based industrial real estate firm focuses on the development of industrial parks and related infrastructure and buildings. Rail Logix, a rail services company focuses on the development of rail yards and rail-car handling and storage facilities. Together, National Property Holdings and Rail Logix develop and operate rail-served industrial parks vital to logistics and supply chain along the Gulf Coast region.

    Mike is a 1983 Honors Graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 2000 and currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Board. He also serves as Chairman of A&M’s Political Action Committee, serves on the Commandant’s Advisory Council for Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets, and has been recognized as a 12th Man Foundation Eppright Distinguished Donor. Mike was also appointed in 2015 by the Governor to serve on the Governor’s University Research Initiative as Texas A&M’s designated Board representative.

  • Melbourne Pinks
    Odfjell Terminals
    Melbourne Pinks Commercial Director
    Odfjell Terminals
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  • Greg van Brunt
    Georgia Ports Authority
    Greg van Brunt Regional Sales Manager, Trade Development
    Georgia Ports Authority
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    Greg Van Brunt joined the Georgia Ports Authority in 2010 as Regional Sales Manager, Trade Development - Beneficial Cargo Owner Sales. Mr. Van Brunt’s primary focus of responsibility centers on business development efforts for the Georgia Ports Authority in recruiting and expanding business relationships with importers, exporters and 3PLs to conduct trade and commerce via the Georgia Ports Authority. Prior to joining the Georgia Ports Authority, Mr. Van Brunt spent 15 years in the ocean carrier sector of the maritime industry, working for Sea-Land, Maersk and NYK in various business development roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

  • Judge Ed Emmett
    Harris County
    Judge Ed Emmett Harris County Judge
    Harris County
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  • David Womack
    IBM
    David Womack Director of Strategy
    IBM
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  • Mike Matte
    Dupre Logistics
    Mike Matte Senior Director Business Development
    Dupre Logistics
    View Bio

    Mike Matte is the Senior Director leading the team that develops customized transportation and site logistics programs for companies in the petrochemical industry. Mike has an extensive background in operations and in developing programs that improve efficiencies for our customers. Mike has been with Dupré for 17 years.

  • SOON
    Sunburst Trucking Lines, Inc.
    Shaun Leone President
    Sunburst Trucking Lines, Inc.
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  • Ritesh Kothari
    Tricon Enery
    Ritesh Kothari Operations Manager
    Tricon Enery
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  • Sean Murphy
    Advision
    Sean Murphy Vice President
    Advision
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A Special Thanks to our 2017 Advisory Committee:

  • Bill Wehrle
    BASF
    Bill Wehrle Director, Supply Chain
    BASF
    View Bio

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  • Ojas Wadivkar
    Accenture
    Ojas Wadivkar Accenture
    View Bio

    Ojas Wadivkar is a partner of A.T. Kearney Middle East and is a senior member of the Energy and Process Industries Practice at A.T. Kearney. He has consulted companies internationally for more than 16 years, and has spent the last 6 years dedicated to clients in the GCC.

    He has consulted clients across multiple industries including process, electric utilities and petrochemical companies on issues ranging from supply chain and operations to defining business strategies and redesigning organizations. Additionally he has also consulted and implemented energy efficiency programs for U.S. Government sites. Mr. Wadivkar is a recognized expert within the energy industries space.

    In addition to being a Management Consultant he is also a Professional Mechanical Engineer (licensed in California, USA) and a Certified Energy Manager.

  • Walter Kemmsies
    JLL
    Walter Kemmsies Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist
    JLL U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure
    View Bio

    Dr. Walter Kemmsies is a Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL’s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group.

    In this role, Walter executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and airports throughout North America. He is also working to expand the U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group’s expertise to the infrastructure sector and assist both public agencies and investors in underwriting, financing and evaluating new investment vehicles and opportunities.

    Walter is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing as well as long term strategic planning/capital investment.

    Walter’s professional experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist.

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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Dupre Logistics
  • honeywell
  • honeywell
  • Greenbrier Companies
  • National Property Holding
  • Rail Logix
  • TGS

Silver Sponsors

  • advisian
  • Bulkmatic
  • Plantgistix

Port Sponsors

  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Port freeport
  • Port NOLA
  • Port of Long Beach
  • the-port-of-virginia
  • SCSPA

Railroad Sponsors

  • CN
  • Kansas
  • union pacific

Lanyard Sponsor

  • unitcargo

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • MILS

Co-Sponsors

  • coastal cargo
  • EMS
  • intersack
  • SUNBURST
  • tankspan

Exhibitors

  • ATLS
  • BDP
  • Coperion
  • Cordstrap
  • DCG
  • DoverMEI
  • Eagle
  • EMS
  • the-port-of-virginia
  • Powell
  • rsi
  • SPSI
  • Transporeon

Media Partners

  • cscmp
  • HCB
  • JOC
  • Link
  • maritime executive
  • North American Rail Shipper Association (NARS)
  • Eagle
  • SCLG
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