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LyondellBasell gets new site manager

Randy Tatum
Randy Tatum

MORRIS – The Morris Complex of LyondellBasell announced Randy Tatum as the new site manager.

“I’m excited to be joining a team of dedicated employees who showcase their commitment to the community every day,” said Tatum. “Our social license to operate in Morris is directly related to our strong relationships in this community. It’s because of this connection and our employees’ dedication to delivering strong and safe performance that our company continues to grow.”

Tatum replaces Tim Carnell, who after a year and half in Morris, was appointed to Senior Director, Global Engineering and Turnarounds in Houston, Texas based at LyondellBasell’s U.S. corporate headquarters.

Tatum brings more than 35 years of experience in petrochemical manufacturing to the role. Previously he held several manufacturing jobs from director level to business roles in the polymer business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lamar University in Texas.

"I’ve visited here several times in the past, and am familiar with all the great aspects of what Morris has to offer,” Tatum said, “I’m impressed with everything the site contributes toward the local economy and am looking forward to relocating and experiencing the four seasons of the Midwest.”

The Morris Complex employs approximately 400 workers. Using natural gas liquids as a feedstock, the plant manufactures ethylene, the world’s most widely- used petrochemical, which is then converted into polyethylene plastic resins.

For more information and news about the Morris Complex, visit www.lyb.com/morris.

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