Montreal 2017

Attendance was larger than we have seen in more than 10 years – more than 60 industry colleagues cruised the Saint Lawrence Seaway in style, aboard the Bateau-Mouche!

 

 

Seaview 2017

Despite the rain, NECA members had a good golfing time!

 

Please send any photos from the event that you would like to share!

 

 

 

Philadelphia 2017

NECA gathered once more at the Union League in Philadelphia on March 9, 2017.
The event had record attendance and we enjoyed the company of three guests from The College of New Jersey, including scholarship
recipient Justin Steets. The weather was beautiful, the food was tasty and we enjoyed another fine luncheon at the historic landmark!

 

President Lincoln presides over another luncheon

 

 

NECA members John Haggerty (Blue Ocean), Kim Haberkost (Braskem) and NECA Corresponding Secretary Bob Sittmann (PBF Energy)

 

Dave Maxwell (Dow) and NECA Philadelphia Event Chairman & NECA Vice President Matt Cardillo (Kinder Morgan)

 

Mike Billings (Cargill), flanked by NECA Board member Stephanie Grosch (Williams) and Past NECA President Paula Rodriguez (Williams)

 

NECA Board Member Bill Diebold (Braskem) and Paul Martin (Marathon)

 

Past NECA President Jim Amoroso (Amochem) enjoying a Philly cheesesteak!

 

NECA Guest Guy Calcerano (TCNJ), NECA Recording Secretary Marcus Garcia (TPC) and NECA Membership Committee Chairman Ron Cormier (Wood Mackenzie)

 

NECA President Sophie Racle (NOVA Chemicals)

 

Mark Lukenda (Brenntag), NECA Board member Patrick Forker (LyondellBasell) and Ray Altenburger (The Chemical Company)

 

NECA member Eric Brueggeman (Perin Resources)

 

Kevin Banaszek (Braskem) and Alex Solda (Braskem) and President Lincoln

 

NECA scholarship recipient Justin Steets of TCNJ

 

 

The NECA 2017 Board and Committee Chairs

 

 

 

 

 

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Niagara 2016

The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all at the 2016 NECA Canada Event, held in beautiful Niagara Falls at the Red Stone Winery.

 

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The majestic falls

 

 

 

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The Red Stone Winery is a fairly recent addition to the Niagara Wine Region, opening in 2011

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The winery sits on 38 acres in Beamsville, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Attendees were given a tour of the grounds

Attendees were given a tour of the grounds

 

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Longtime NECA member Bob Sittmann (PBF Energy) enjoys the tour with fellow members Matt Cardillo (Kinder Morgan) and Erica Ferreira (Braskem Americas)

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The event began with an afternoon tasting in the winery’s tap room

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Event Coordinator and NECA Vice President Sophie Racle (NOVA) with Bob Masterson, President and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, who was the Keynote speaker at dinner

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And the best part – the wine!

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Cheers!

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Cheers!

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A toast from NECA President Chuck Robertson (PBF Energy)

 

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The evening ended with a delicious dinner with selected wine pairings for each course

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Seaview 2016

NECA’s 2016 Sports Outing was one of the best in recent memory — the turnout was great and the weather was perfect. Whether playing golf, tennis or just relaxing at an afternoon barbecue, nearly 150 industry friends had a great time!

 

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Dow’s Craig Barry and Formosa’s Ben Liao enjoy the afternoon barbecue after a morning of golf

 

 

 

 

Brandon Nelms (Accord), Stephen Landry (CP Chem), John Suttle (Koch) and Ben Liao (Formosa) catch up at the BBQ

Brandon Nelms (Accord), Stephen Landry (CP Chem), John Suttle (Koch) and Ben Liao (Formosa) catch up at the BBQ

 

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The weather was perfect for a day outdoors

 

 

 

 

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Ready for a day of great golf on the historic Bay Course at Seaview

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Walter Stankus (PBF Energy), Gerry Mannion (Intertek) and 2016 NECA President Chuck Robertson (PBF) enjoy the day

 

 

 

 

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Mike Billings (Cargill) and Brian Sinn (Enterprise) relax and enjoy the delicious barbecue

 

BBQ 5

 

 

 

 

Helen Speakman (Arkema) enjoys some laughs with Len Mazzanti (Arkema) and Len Ostanek (LyondellBasell)

 

 

 

 

BBQ 7

 

 

 

 

2016 NECA Treasurer Sophie Rocale (NOVA) and NECA Nominating Committee Chairman Stephan Landry (Chevron Phillips Chemical) check out the dessert table

 

 

 

 

BBQ 8

2016 NECA President Chuck Robertson (PBF) and longtime NECA member Bob Sittman (PBF) share some laughs at the Seaview Pavillion

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TENNIS ANYONE? 

Sponsor Poster

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

New York 2015

NECA’s 2015 event in New York was one to remember, with 300 industry friends enjoying a lovely luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria and enjoying a keynote speech from Mr Thomas O’Malley, longtime industry leader in refining and petrochemicals and current Chairman of PBF Energy.

 

 

 

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2016 NECA President Chuck Robertson shares a toast with 2016 NECA Vice-President Sophie Racle and NECA New York Event Chairwoman Paula Rodriguez

 

 

 

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Bob Sittman of PBF welcomes the Keynote Speaker to the podium

 

 

 

 

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Jim Amaroso addresses the crowd with an update on NECA’s Scholarship Endowments and its enduring legacy on the education of the petrochemical industry through NECA’s educational philanthropy

 

 

 

 

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Table Sponsor Chevron Phillips and guests having a lovely time!

 

 

 

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NECA Nominating Committee Chairman Stephen Landry toasts 2016 NECA Treaurer Judy Berckman

 

 

 

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Table Sponsors Flint Hills Resources were the New York event’s first registrations … they secured their spot back in June!

 

 

 

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Everyone wanted a seat at the PBF table

 

 

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NECA packed the elegant Empire Room at the Waldorf Astoria

 

 

 

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Peter Belsky, Jim Papernik and Carter Sullivan enjoying the day

 

 

 

 

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2015 NECA President Jim McLiverty, flanked by NECA New York Event Chairwoman Paula Rodriguez and 2016 NECA Treasurer Judy Berckman

 

 

 

 

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Ron Cormier of Wood Mackenzie, proud NECA 2015 Cocktail Sponsor

 

 

 

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Ron Rozgonyi of Noble, proud NECA 2015 Cocktail Sponsor

 

 

 

 

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Samantha Hartke, Xavier Cronin, Joe Link and Janet Link of PetroChem Wire, proud 2015 NECA Cocktail Sponsor

 

 

 

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Ihsan Rahim of Platts, proud 2015 NECA Cocktail Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

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After one of the best lunches in New York, attendees were treated to a gorgeous dessert

 

 

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Even Fabio tried to crash the NECA NYC event, but NECA Publicity Chairwoman Kathy Hall would only allow him to pose for a photo

Montreal 2015

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The brilliant lights of industry along the St Lawrence Seaway, as seen from the Bateau-Mouche

 

 

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And a good time was had by all!

 

 

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Cheers!

 

 

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Geoff Trickett spreading good cheer to Mark and Jenny Frantz 

 

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Mark Frantz and Event Organizer Monique Nobert share smiles

 

 

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The return of Jim Duff!

 

 

 

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Bob Sittmann shares some cheer with Sophie Racle and Erica Ferreira

 

 

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Happy shipmates Philippa Davies and Steve Willett

 

 

 

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Mingling as we pull back into the dock

PAST NECA EVENT SPEAKERS 1977-2015

NECA MEETINGS: VENUE / SPEAKERS / COST
       
Year Spring Summer Fall Winter
           
1977 Metropolitan Club Metropolitan Club
New York New York
Mr. David Winger Mr. Thomas Noel
VP Energy Economics Asst. Sec. Resource Applications
Chase Manhatten Bank Department of Energy
$25.00 $25.00
1978 Warwick Hotel Westchester CC Metropolitan Club Metropolitan Club
Philadelphia Westchester NY New York New York
Mr. Duncan J. MacLennan Mr. Alex M. Massad
Group VP Chemicals Head of Exploration
United States Steel Corporation Mobil Oil Corporation
$20.00 $29.00 $25.00
1979 Warwick Hotel Ardsley-on-Hudson New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Ardsley CC New York
Mr. John A. Schell Mr. Ed Giles
Texaco Inc. Chemical Analyst
Eberstadt & Company
$20.00 $34.00
1980 Fairmont Hotel Wilmington DE The Old Mill New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Herculese CC Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Bruce Davis Dr. John P. Sutherland Mr. David S. Hefter
President, Industrial Chemicals Division VP and GM Manager of Economic Studies
Hooker Chemical Company Alberta Gas Trunk Line DuPont
$25.00 $22.00 $25.00
1981 Bellevue Stratford Hotel Ardsley-on-Hudson William Penn Hotel New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Ardsley CC Pittsburgh, PA New York
Dr. Geraldine Cox Mr, Robert E. Baze Mr. William M. Bewley
VP and Technical Director Feedstock Manager Head Economist
Chemical Manufactures Association Exxon Chemicals America Hercules, Inc.
$28.00 $22.00 $20.00
1982 Bellevue Stratford Hotel Absecon, NJ The Old Mill New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Terry Monaghan Mr. Ken Colby Mr. Donald C. O’Hara
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Director of Government Affaors Past President
Norcen Energy And Resources NPRA
$28.00 $25.00 $35.00
1983 Franklin Plaza Hotel Absecon, NJ Hyatt-Pittsburgh Hotel New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview Pittsburgh, PA New York
Mr. Jack Wilkinson Mr. Paul King Mr. Myron T. Foveaux
Chief Economist Director, Environmental Affairs Asst Director of Government Relations
Sun Oil Corporation PPG Industries, Inc. Chemical Manufactures Association
$32.00 $24.00 $40.00
1984 Franklin Plaza Hotel Absecon, NJ Festin du Governeur New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview St Helen’s Island, Canada New York
Mr. Harry B. Weaver Mr. Jean Belanger Mr. Jack DeWitt
Director, Environmental Department Presient President, DeWitt & Company
Motor Vehicle Mfg Association Canadian Chem Producers Assn
$30.00 $40.00 $42.00
1985 New Hershey Hotel Absecon, NJ Harbour Castle New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Fred Simer Mr. Kaacques Roy Mr. Leonard A. Harvey
Vp Research Deputy Chief of Mission Executive VP
Smith, Barney, Harris, Upham Washington, DC Borg Warner Corporation
$30.00 $50.00 $50.00
1986 Absecon, NJ Sutton Place Hotel New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. John Dinsmore Dr. Ernie Drew
President Group VP
Petromont Inc. Celanese Corporation
$45.00 $53.00
1987 Four Seasons Hotel Absecon, NJ Queen Elizabeth Hotel New York Athletic Club
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Dr. Maxwell L. Cluett Mr. Bert W. Struth Mr. Vergil Waggoner
Manager Corporate Effectiveness Executive VP President
DuPont Chem Systems Inc. Sterling Chemicals, In.
$42.50 $60.00 $57.00
1988 Hotel duPont Absecon, NJ Royal York Hotel New York Athletic Club
Wilmington, DE Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Honorable S. B. Woo Mr. G. M. (Firm) Bentley Mr. Harold A. Sorgenti
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware President, Polysar Petrochems President & CEO
Chairman, Advisery Group Arco Chemical Company
International Trade, Chemicals
$35.00 $60.00 $60.00
1989 Four Seasons Hotel Absecon, NJ Four Seasons Hotel Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mr. Ralph L. Lewis Mr. John Ciaccia Honorable Hugh L. Carey
Senior Consultant Chevron Corp Minister, Energy and Resources Former Governor of New York State
Quecec Executive VP, W. R. Grace
$50.00 $70.00 $105.00
1990 The Union League Absecon, NJ SkyDome Hotel Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Harry Corless Mr. Julian Sobin Mr. Peter Rustemeyer
Past Chairman, ICI Americas, Inc. Chairman Goldman Resources Managing Director BASF, Germany
Board of Directors, Nalco Chemical
$55.00 $70.00 $110.00
1991 Ritz-Carlton Hotel Absecon, NJ Quebec Hilton Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Quebec City, Quebec, Canada New York
Various Environmental Speakers Mr. Jerry Elden Mr. Tom Metzger
Environmental Scholarship Winner Hoechst-Celanese Canada Chemical Industry Media Consultant
The Ammerman Experience
$55.00 $85.00 $125.00
1992 The Franklin Instute Museum Absecon, NJ Royal York Hotel Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Tuttleman Omniverse Theater Dr. Brian Davis
“Ring of Fire” Presentation Sun Company, Inc.
$110.00 $110.00 $125.00
1993 Four Seasons Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mr. Theodore S. Semegran Mr. Pierre Choquette Dr. Richard A. Stuckey
Senior VP, Shearson Lehman Hutton Senior VP, Novacor Chief Economist
EVP, Novacor Chemicals DuPont
$65.00 $90.00 $125.00
1994 Four Seasons Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Ian Lennox Honorable Henry Bonilla
President and CEO U. S. Representative (Texas-R)
Monsanto Canada Inc.
$65.00 $70.00 $125.00
1995 Hotel duPont Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Wilmington, DE Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mr. John Garcia Mr. Brian Wastle Mr. Robert D. Kennedy
Managing Director & Global Head VP Cdn Chem Producers Assn Chairman, Union Carbide Corporation
Chem Industry Investment Banking Chairman, Council of Chemical
First Boston Bank Associations, Leadership Group
$55.00 $90.00 $125.00
1996 Four Seasons Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Honorable Rick Santorum Mr. Richard Paton Dr. Constantine Papadakis
U. S. Senator (Pennsylvania-R) President, Cdn  Chem Producers’ President, Drexel University
  Association
$85.00 $90.00 $140.00
1997 Philadelphia Marriott Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mr. W. D. (Dan) Boivin Mr. Andy Smith
President, NOVA Chemicals Former CEO, Rexene Chemicals
$85.00 $90.00 $140.00
1998 Crystal Tea Room Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Lord & Taylor Building Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Philadelphia Mr. Dennis Lauzon Mr. Peter C. Huntsman
President and CEO President and CEO
Dow Chemical Canada Inc. Huntsman Corporation
$85.00 $90.00 $165.00
1999 Philadelphia Marriott Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mr. Lyman Forster Mr. Josee Lachance Mr. Thomas D. O’Malley
Senior Consultant, Wheat First Union Director Sourcing and Services Chairman, Tosco Corporation
Dupont Canada
$85.00 $90.00 $170.00
2000 Crystal Tea Room Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Lord & Taylor Building Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Philadelphia Mr. John Banigin Mr. Dennis Campbell
Mr. Erik Frywald Industry Canada Chairman, Elemica
VP E-Commerce
DuPont
$85.00 $99.00 American
2001 The Rittenhouse Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada New York
Mrs. Jacinthe Dauphin Mr. Graham Copley
Previous Scholarship Recipients CEO, SGF Chimie Inc. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.
$95.00 $85.00 $187.00
2002 Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental Pierre Hotel
Philadelphia Seaview Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York
Mr. Dan McCunn Mr. Marvin O. Schlanger
Previous Scholarship Recipients Facility Manager – Vopac Canada President and CEO
Resolution Performing Products
$95.00 $85.00 $189.00
Pierre Hotel
2003 Philadelphia Marriott Hotel Absecon, NJ Hotel Inter-Continental New York
Philadelphia Seaview Montreal, Quebec, Canada Vincent Calarco
Dr. John Margeson CEO
Previous Scholarship Recipients Industry Canada, Crompton Corporation
Plastics & Chemicals Division
$95.00 $95.00
Pierre Hotel
2004 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Charles A. Gabriel Jr
Senior VP Washington Research
Prudential Equity Group LLC
Pierre Hotel
2005 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Mr. Jan Stuart
Global Oil Economist
UBS Securities
Pierre Hotel
2006 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Vicky Hu
Independent Consultant to the Chemical Industry
Pierre Hotel
2007 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Bryan Martin
Co-Head of Private Equity DE Shaw and Co.
Mont Tremblant Pierre Hotel
2008 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Craig Wright
Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist
RBC
$135.00
Pierre Hotel
2009 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Michael Rothman
Consultant
Cornerstone Analytics
Pierre Hotel
2010 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Dan Smith
recently retired CEO and President
LyondellBasell
Pierre Hotel
2011 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Peter Fasullo
Principal
En*Vantage
Pierre Hotel
2012 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Jerry Cardillo
Senior VP of Petrochemicals and Marine
Enterprise Products
Pierre Hotel
2013 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Dave Witte
Senior Vice President & General Manager
I.H.S. Chemical
$250.00
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
2014 Absecon, NJ New York
Seaview Mr. Alan Armstrong
President and CEO
Williams Companies
$250.00
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