Ed Dineen has been appointed chairman, president and CEO of TPC Group, a leading producer of value-added products derived from niche petrochemical raw materials, such as C4 hydrocarbons, based in Houston, Texas. TPC Group sells its products into a wide range of performance, specialty and intermediate segments, including synthetic rubber, fuels, lubricant additives, plastics and surfactants.
Dineen most recently served as CEO of Siluria Technologies, a venture-funded catalyst and technology company, and is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of petrochemical and energy experience. He has held senior leadership positions at both large public companies and privately held entrepreneurial ventures.
Dineen has served as chief operating officer of LyondellBasell North America, as well as president of its USD 20 billion global chemicals division, which included olefins, aromatics and fuel products, global propylene oxide and derivatives, styrene, acetyls and ethylene oxide and derivatives. He joined Lyondell in 1998, leading its urethanes and performance chemicals, intermediates & performance chemicals and chemicals and polymers businesses before being named president of global chemicals.
Dineen began his career at Arco Chemical Company, where he held various positions in planning, procurement and business management. Prior to joining Siluria, he served as CEO of biodiesel company LS9, Inc.
“Our industry is experiencing unprecedented opportunities while facing challenges posed by a volatile commodity market,” said Dineen. “I look forward to working with the TPC team to further advance the company, drive our strategy and capitalize on our well-positioned assets to better serve our customers and suppliers.”
Dineen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and Princeton University, respectively. He also holds a master’s in engineering management from Drexel University.