Richard (Dick) Hogan has been named to the position of president and chief
executive officer (CEO) for Solvay Chemicals, Inc., headquartered in Houston,
Texas. He succeeds David Birney, who will continue to hold the position of president
and CEO of Solvay America, Inc.
Hogan joined Solvay Minerals, Inc. in 1991 as vice president of commercial
operations, and became that company's president in 1994. In 2003, he was named
senior vice president/commercial operations for the newly formed Solvay Chemicals,
Inc., and became Executive Vice President in 2005. His appointment as president
and CEO became effective on October 1, 2005.