Methanex announces John Floren as new President & CEO

Methanex announces John Floren as new President & CEO

11:13 AM, 22nd September 2012
Methanex announces John Floren as new President & CEO
John Floren, who is appointed as Methanex Corporation's new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013.

VANCOUVER, CANADA: Methanex Corporation’s, Chairman of the Board, Tom Hamilton, announced that the Board of Directors has appointed John Floren, currently Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013.

Floren takes over from Bruce Aitken, who is retiring from the company, but will remain a member of the Board of Directors. “It has been a true honour leading Methanex for the past 8 years. I will miss the employees and day-to-day running of the company which has been an important part of my life for so long. John Floren has great leadership abilities and management expertise and I believe he will be an exceptional CEO,” said Aitken.

John Floren has worked in the chemical industry for over 27 years. “With so many excellent opportunities for growth, I believe it is critical to move quickly to capitalize on those opportunities as we remain focused on strengthening our leadership position in the methanol industry. I look forward to enhancing a culture of high performance while staying focused to our values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism,” said Floren.

“The board is pleased to have a successor as strong as John Floren, who brings a breadth of experience and leadership abilities, and extensive knowledge of the global methanol industry. His appointment to the role of President & CEO is the result of an orderly long-term succession plan and is reflective of Methanex’s commitment to developing its people,” said Hamilton.

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