Chad Jennings, a 26-year industry veteran, has been selected to serve as plant manager of the Golden Triangle Polymers Company facility, a subsidiary of a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and a subsidiary of QatarEnergy.
The Golden Triangle Polymers facility, now under construction in Orange, Texas, will be a world-scale integrated polymers facility. Chevron Phillips Chemical is managing engineering, procurement, and construction for the project and will operate the facility after start-up. Jennings is the first plant manager at the new site.
Jennings was previously senior vice president of Manufacturing for S-Chem, a joint venture between a Chevron Phillips Chemical subsidiary and the Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG). He has also held leadership roles as the plant manager of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s facility in Pasadena, Texas, and Ras Laffan Olefins Company in Qatar. As a technical manager in Chevron Phillips Chemical’s corporate office, he provided technical expertise for the company’s global ethylene business.
Jennings has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. Active in his community, Jennings has served on local chambers of commerce and economic development boards. Outside of work, Jennings enjoys spending time with his wife, Susanne, and their children, Sydney and Ethan. They enjoy church activities, traveling, and supporting their children in sports and music pursuits.
“For the past three years, Chad has led one of the company’s largest manufacturing sites in the Middle East, where he and his team have achieved exceptional safety and operational results,” said Bryan Canfield, senior vice president of Manufacturing at Chevron Phillips Chemical. “He has a strong commitment to the community and will be an excellent leader for our new facility in Orange.”