Jim Becker

Vice President, Polymers

Jim Becker is Vice President, Polymers, overseeing the polyethylene and other resin businesses for Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Previously, he served as Vice President, Specialties, managing all commercial aspects of the Specialties businesses for the company, including Normal Alpha Olefins, Poly Alpha Olefins, Drilling Specialties and a wide range of Specialty Chemicals. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Americas Styrenics, a joint venture equally owned by Trinseo and Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Becker has also served as Executive President, Saudi Polymers Company (SPCo). Under his management, SPCo successfully completed construction of a new world-scale Olefins and Polyolefins asset and began selling a range of polymers across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to his appointment with SPCo, Becker served as the Asia Region Manager and Managing Director of Chevron Phillips Singapore Chemicals. While in that role, he managed a region that included four major offices – Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, seven small area sales offices throughout Asia, and manufacturing sites in Singapore, China and Korea. Prior to his international assignments, Becker served in various management roles within Chevron Phillips Chemical and the Phillips Sumika Polypropylene Company, the company’s polypropylene joint venture with Sumitomo Chemical Company.

Becker began his career as a design engineer at Chevron’s El Segundo, California, refinery in 1980 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.