Speakers 2018

  • Bob Rhoades
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
    Bob Rhoades General Manager - Global Supply Chain
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
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  • Joe Kelly
    Shell Chemical
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemical
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  • Christopher Williams
    DuPont
    Christopher Williams Global Supply Chain Manger
    DuPont
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  • Judge Ed Emmett
    Harris County Judge
    Judge Ed Emmett Harris County Judge
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  • Ryan Sitton
    Texas Railroad Commissioner
    Ryan Sitton Texas Railroad Commissioner
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  • Larry Taylor
    Texas Senate
    Senator Larry Taylor Texas Senate
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  • Kevin D. Oditt
    Sector Houston-Galveston
    Kevin D. Oditt Sector Commander
    Sector Houston-Galveston
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    Captain Kevin Oditt graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Capt Oditt’s previous operational assignments include the Coast Guard Cutters ALERT and VIGOROUS as the Student Engineer and Damage Control Assistant, Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Office Port Arthur, TX, Chief of Inspections at Marine Safety Office Tampa FL, and Chief of Prevention at Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, CT.

    Captain Oditt’s Coast Guard Headquarters assignments include the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, where he developed national and international lifesaving and fire safety standards and was part of the U.S. delegation to the International Maritime Organization. He was involved in the stand-up of the Port Security Directorate, where he was part of the Marine Transportation Security Act regulatory team and the development of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. He served as the Executive Staff Chief for the Deputy Commandant for Operations, responsible for supporting senior Coast Guard Flag and Senior Executive Service officers. As the Division Chief in the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, he led a staff that created policy for the Coast Guard’s domestic vessel safety and security program nationwide.

    Captain Oditt’s most recent assignment was at the Eighth Coast Guard District as the Chief of Prevention, where he oversaw Coast Guard Auxiliary, recreational boating safety, foreign and domestic commercial vessels compliance inspections, ports and facilities safety and security, as well as merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, and marine casualty investigation.

    Captain Oditt earned advanced degrees from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture, and Marine Engineering and Manufacturing. He also attended the Marine Corps War College, where he earned a Masters in Strategic Studies.

    Captain Oditt’s personal awards include five Meritorious Service Medals, and various other service medals.

  • Edmund Russo
    US Army Corp of Engineers
    Edmund Russo Deputy District Engineer for Programs & Project Management
    US Army Corp of Engineers
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  • Corey Vickers
    Chevron
    Corey Vickers Global Logistics Category Manager
    Chevron
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  • Bruce Sullivan
    Covestro
    Bruce Sullivan Director of Logistics, Strategy & Procurement
    Covestro
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  • Rick Lissa
    Formosa Plastics
    Rick Lissa Senior Director of Logistics Management
    Formosa Plastics
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    INEOS
    Sue Collins Director of Logistics
    INEOS
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  • Joye Runfola
    Air Liquide
    Joye Runfola Sr Project Logistics Specialist
    Air Liquide
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    Ineos
    Richard Scharchburg Logistics Operations Manager
    Ineos
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  • Josh Nordgulen
    Huntsman Corporation
    Josh Nordgulen Truck Transportation Manager
    Huntsman Corporation
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  • Reggie Brown
    Chevron
    Reggie Brown Global Category Manager, Logistics
    Chevron
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  • Eric Eileraas
    Kuraray America Inc
    Eric Eileraas Global Procurement Manger
    Kuraray America Inc
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  • Chris Jackson
    Shell
    Chris Jackson Logistics Manager
    Shell
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  • Brian Frielkow
    JETCO
    Brian Frielkow CEO
    Jetco
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  • Reggie Dupre
    Dupre Logistics
    Reggie Dupré CEO
    Dupre Logistics
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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.”

  • Bob Verret
    Dupre Logistics
    Bob Verret CIO
    Dupre Logistics

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  • Gordon Downes
    NYSHEX
    Gordon Downes CEO
    NYSHEX

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  • Jennifer Fussell
    Kansas City Southern
    Jennifer Fussell VP Sales and Marketing
    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.

  • Camilo Gomez
    Bulkmatic
    Camilo Gomez Manager, Polymers & Minerals
    Bulkmatic
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    Camilo is the Commercial Manager in Plastics & Minerals division at Bulkmatic de Mexico. He started his responsibilities 5 years ago whereas he’s helped the company’s growth of nearly 2 digits per year. He is currently focused to develop a “Plastic Pipeline” to help customers have a reliable and flexible option for their coming exports. He is a graduate of Tec of Monterrey (ITESM) as an industrial engineer, have 3 kids with Gaby his wife and serve in his local church as a Bible teacher.

  • Paul McClintock
    South Carolina Parts
    Paul McClintock Vice President of Sales & Marketing
    South Carolina Ports
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  • Kenny Rocker
    BASF
    Kenny Rocker VP & General Manager - Industrail Products
    Union Pacific Railroad
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    Kenny Rocker is Vice President & General Manager - Industrial Products with responsibility for marketing, sales and commercial strategies within the Marketing and Sales team. Under Mr. Rocker's leadership, he helps customers and manufacturers improve their supply chain competitiveness in domestic and international markets.

    Rocker joined Union Pacific in 1994 and has held positions of increasing responsibility across Marketing and Sales as AVP Industrial Products Marketing, AVP Autos, field sales and most recently AVP Chemicals.

    He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Tuskegee University in August 1994. He has held responsibilities of President and Vice President of Union Pacific’s Black Employee Network (BEN), which is an employee resource group focused on recruiting, retaining, and promoting African Americans within Union Pacific. He has served on the Young Art Patrons board at Joslyn Art Museum, the Tuskegee University College of Business Advisory Board and currently serves as Chairman of the Lutheran Family Services Audit Committee and on the NorthStar board. Kenny and his wife April have four young daughters.

  • Luis Villasor
    Greif
    Luis Villasor Director of Sales & Marketing
    Greif
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  • Sean Murphy
    Advision
    Sean Murphy Senior Vice President - Americas
    Advisian
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  • Clifford Lee
    Octagon
    Clifford Lee VP
    Octagon Supply Chain, LLC
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  • David Bazzetta
    RGP
    David Bazzetta Lead Business Consultant
    Resource Global Professionals
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  • William Wehrle
     
    William Wehrle Independent Consultant
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  • Phillip Hoskins
    Savage
    Phillip Hoskins Sr. Director Business Development
    Savage
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Bridget Robinson

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Petrochemical Update
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Jonny Witherspoon

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Petrochemical Update
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Paul Robinson

Business Development -
Oil, Nuclear & Petrochemicals
Petrochemical Update
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Petrochemical Update
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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Hanson

Gold Sponsors

  • Dupre Logistics
  • Eceplast
  • Savage

Silver Sponsors

  • advisian
  • AR
  • DCG
  • MercuryGate
  • transwide

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • Hanson

Packaging/Bag Sponsors

  • intersack

Port Sponsors

  • Port-of-Corpus-Christi
  • Port freeport
  • SCSPA

Railroad Sponsors

  • Kansas
  • union pacific

Co-Sponsors

  • BDP
  • bulkmatic
  • TGS ameritrac
  • TGS

Exhibitors

  • Bourque Data Systems
  • Brown Eagle Logistics LLC
  • Champion
  • clipperdata
  • DoverMEI
  • EMS
  • GBI
  • GeoMetrix
  • Greenbrier
  • lodestar
  • novaflex hose
  • NYSHEX
  • Odyssey
  • QTS
  • Railserve
  • Reliable Turbine Services, LLC
  • Rescar
  • Shuttlewagon
  • Trackmobile
  • Trimac
  • trinity rail
  • xpo logistics

Official Event Magazine Partner

  • Tank News International

Event Partners

  • Greater Houston Port Bureau
  • WMN