HOUSTON, Texas, August 18, 2014 – Westlake Chemical Partners LP, a Westlake company, today announced that Mr. Max Lukens and Mr. Gary Adams have been elected to the company’s board of directors of its general partner, Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC.
Mr. Lukens previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., as well as the Chairman of its board. He was also previously employed by Baker Hughes Incorporated where he served as Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer. He was a director of NCI Building Systems, Inc. and served as Chairman and as a director of The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack. Mr. Lukens was a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells for 10 years.
Mr. Lukens has served as a director of Westlake Chemical Corporation since 2004. Mr. Lukens currently manages his personal investments. He received both his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Miami University.
Mr. Adams began his career with Union Carbide, advancing through various manufacturing and commercial assignments over a 15 year period. In 1994, he became a partner in CMAI (Chemical Market Associates, Inc.) and was appointed Executive Vice President of CMAI, responsible for the company's largest multi-client practice segments. In 1997, Gary became CMAI’s President and led its global operations. In 2011 he joined IHS with the acquisition of CMAI by IHS and became the Chief Advisor for their Chemicals practice.Mr. Adams currently serves as an independent director on the board of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by Phillips 66 Company and is both the Lead Director and Chair of the Conflicts Committee. He is also serving as an Independent Director for Trecora Resources. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in Industrial Management.
“We are pleased that Gary and Max have been elected to our board. I know that their unique combination of executive and boardroom experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of the oil, gas, chemicals, related upstream and midstream industries and global markets will provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole”, stated James Chao, Chairman of Westlake Chemical Partners.
About Westlake Chemical Partners
Westlake Chemical Partners LP is a limited partnership formed to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities and related assets. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas.