Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC announced today that Mitch Eichelberger will become senior vice president, polymers and specialties, effective May 16, 2020. Eichelberger replaces Dave Morgan, who will retire after more than 40 years with Chevron Phillips Chemical and Phillips Petroleum (now Phillips 66).
“Since our inception, Dave has exemplified the spirit of what it is to be a Chevron Phillips Chemical employee and lived by our tagline — Performance by design, Caring by choice™,” said Mark Lashier president and CEO. “His respect for employees, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and long-term vision have been invaluable to our success. He will be missed by us all, but his legacy remains. Dave has been a driving force in shaping our culture to make it a great place to work and meet the needs of our customers globally.”
Eichelberger, currently senior vice president, corporate planning and technology, will continue serving on the company’s leadership team as a direct report to Lashier. Eichelberger has nearly 40 years of industry experience and previously held leadership roles that will serve him well in his new position, including vice president of Qatar operations and specialties vice president. He also led the research and technology licensing group and served as polyethylene global business manager.
The company named Steve Prusak, currently general manager, corporate planning and development, to assume the role of senior vice president, corporate planning and technology and become a member of the leadership team, reporting directly to Lashier. Prusak has 30 years of industry experience and has held commercial, project and strategy roles during his tenure with the company. Notably, he served as a project director for the company’s U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, which was completed in 2018.
Darren Ercolani, currently general auditor, will also join the leadership team and report to Lashier in a newly created role, vice president, business transformation. In this position, Ercolani will lead the company’s efforts to innovate business operations and be responsible for championing the company vision for a digital future. As part of this effort, the company’s information technology department will also report to him. Ercolani has nearly 30 years of industry experience.
“The changes we are announcing today position Chevron Phillips Chemical to thrive in the global marketplace for years to come. We are embracing digitization and innovation, ensuring that our businesses continue to have seasoned and thoughtful leadership, and delivering on our mission to be the premier chemical company, known as the employer, supplier, neighbor and investment of choice,” concluded Lashier.