Charlie Graham is Senior Vice President, Commercial for TPC Group. Mr. Graham oversees all commercial activities including sales, business management and strategic raw material purchasing along with P&L responsibility for TPC’s three business units – C4 Processing, Fuels and Isobutylene Derivatives.
Mr. Graham joined TPC Group in March of 2013. Mr. Graham formerly served as President, Asia Chemicals for LyondellBasell Industries in Hong Kong including board responsibilities for joint ventures with Sumitomo Chemical and Sinopec. He has spent more than 40 years in sales, manufacturing, marketing and management positions with Union Carbide, Occidental Chemical, and LyondellBasell and its subsidiaries, including Equistar Chemicals and Lyondell Chemicals.
Mr. Graham started his career in 1976 with Union Carbide in a variety of sales, manufacturing, sales management and licensing roles for their polyolefins division. He joined Occidental Chemical in 1989 as their Director of Marketing for their polyethylene division subsequently moving into the Vice President-General Manager role in 1991. He joined Lyondell Chemical in 1995 when this division was sold to Lyondell where he held the role of Vice President, Business Management. In 1998 he moved into the role of Vice President, Sales for Lyondell’s olefins group subsequently moving into the combined role of Vice President, Business Management for Lyondell’s North American olefins group and the global styrene monomer business. Mr. Graham moved to Hong Kong for Lyondell in 2006 and was there until his retirement in 2009.
Prior to joining TPC Group he was involved in entrepreneurial activities supporting the polymers and chemicals distribution and services industry. Mr. Graham holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.
About TPC Group
TPC Group is a recognized global leader in producing value-added products derived from petrochemical raw materials such as C4 hydrocarbons, and a provider of critical infrastructure and logistics services along the Gulf Coast. We deliver a diverse range of quality products to chemical and petroleum-based companies worldwide. Our employees are committed to safely making these products in a manner that is protective of our environment and respectful of the communities where we have operations. Integrity is stamped into everything we do – from the quality of chemicals we produce to the dependable services we provide.
With an operating history of 75 years, we are the largest independent processor of crude C4 and a leader in North America across all our major product lines.