Business

INEOS Nitriles at a glance

  • Introduction

    More than 90% of Acrylonitrile produced globally uses INEOS Technology. Our leadership in this product is based on our technological know-how and manufacturing capability. The chances are that acrylonitrile touches everyone in some way, every day.

    It is the key ingredient in Acrylic Fibre used to make Clothing and Carpeting. ABS (Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), a durable thermoplastic, is used in Automobile Components, Telephones, Computer Casings and Sports Equipment. Nitrile Rubber has many applications and is used to manufacture a multitude of products including hoses for pumping fuel.

  • Manufacture

    Our four manufacturing plants, two in North America (Texas & Ohio) and two in Europe (Germany & UK), and terminals throughout the world facilitate our sales to customers in all regions globally. Green Lake in Texas is the largest and most efficient plant in the world. We recently announced an agreement with Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group Corporation to form a 50/50 JV to build a fifth plant, to be located in Asia.

    We continue to invest in our manufacturing sites, expanding our capacity as necessary to meet the growth needs of our key customers. In addition, we continuously improve our process capabilities to provide unmatched security of supply globally. Our scientists and engineers at our Research Facility in the United States are always seeking to improve our process reliability and efficiencies.

  • Products

    Additional products offered globally are Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) and Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH). We also offer Oxazole and Ammonium Sulphate on a more limited basis.

  • Sales Presence

    Our customers have high expectations; uniform product quality, on-time delivery, safe product handling and security of supply. We strive to exceed these expectations.

    We are widely viewed as the industry safety leader and regularly provide safety training seminars to customers and logistic service providers. Our dedication to safety, to environmental performance, and to growth is exemplified by continuous investment in our manufacturing and logistics operations over the past 50 years.

  • Acrylonitrile Product Flow

    INEOS Nitriles Acrylonitrile Product Flow

Vision and Values

We believe in mutually beneficial relationships with our valued business partners. Their growth allows us to be successful. As the leading global Nitriles marketer, we set high standards. INEOS Nitriles' offer to our stake holders is:

Our Key Values
  • Best in class safety performance

  • Excellent customer service

  • Ethical behavior and business integrity

  • Continued reinvestment to grow our business

  • Continuous improvement

  • Encouragement of innovation, entrepreneurship and reward for achievement

Our Leadership

Rob Nevin CEO of C3 Derivatives

Rob Nevin has over 30 years of experience in the petrochemical business and has lived and worked in both the US and Europe. Having held a number of senior engineering, commercial and general management roles at BP Chemicals he joined INEOS in 2005. He took up the role of Business Director of INEOS Olefins before becoming CEO of INEOS Nitriles in 2006 and more recently CEO of C3 Derivatives. Rob holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.  Rob is based at the INEOS Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Roger Bell CFO of C3 Derivatives

Roger Bell is CFO for C3 Derivatives, INEOS Barex and INEOS Industries, and Group Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to this, Roger was the CFO of INEOS Phenol, INEOS Nitriles, INEOS Fluor, INEOS Enterprises and INEOS Silicas, and had responsibility for Treasury and Tax in INEOS Group. Roger has also implemented tax, treasury and financing projects for the INEOS Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry having worked with ICI prior to the acquisition of ICI Klea by INEOS in 2001. Roger is based at the INEOS Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Paul Overment CEO

Paul has 29 years experience in the petrochemicals industry and has lived and worked in both Europe and Asia.  He joined BP Chemicals in 1990 where he held a number of senior engineering and business roles across Europe before joining INEOS in 2005. On joining INEOS, Paul served as Asia General Manager based in Shanghai, overseeing INEOS businesses in China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Since 2010, he has held INEOS Commercial Director roles in both INEOS Enterprises and INEOS Olefins & Polymers businesses before being appointed as CEO INEOS Nitriles in 2015. Paul has a degree in Chemical Engineering and became a Chartered Engineer in 1995.  He is based at the INEOS Nitriles Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Mathew Rimmer CFO

Mathew is the CFO of INEOS Phenol and Nitriles. He is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 18 years of experience in the chemical industry since starting with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. After then he has spent time in the Styrenics business initially with NOVA Chemicals, and thereafter through a succession of joint ventures culminating with Styrolution where he was the VP Finance for the EMEA region. He has extensive experience of business turnarounds, restructuring and tax projects, and joint venture formation. Mathew is based at the INEOS Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Gordon Adams Commercial Director

Gordon has a Degree in chemistry and a Masters Degree in polymer science. He has over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry beginning his career in manufacturing before moving into commercial roles. Gordon was a Business Manager within INEOS Olefins and then Procurement Director in Nitriles before taking on the role of Commercial Director. Gordon is based at the INEOS Nitriles Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Guy Barnocky Operations Director

Guy Barnocky has over 25 years of experience in the petrochemical business and has lived and worked in the US, Europe and Asia.  He held a number of engineering and plant management roles at Amoco and BP Chemicals before joining INEOS in 2005.  Before becoming the Operations Director for INEOS Nitriles in 2014, Guy was Site Director of the INEOS Oligomers Polybutene plant in Whiting, Indiana, and most recently the Business Development Manager for INEOS Bio.  Guy holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and is based in Lisle (Chicago), USA.

Nick Williamson Procurement Director

Nick graduated with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University before accepting a commercial role with ICI's Mond Division. Marketing, sales management, chemical trading and procurement roles quickly followed before Nick then moved into business management with INEOS. Nick held the position of Business Development Manager with INEOS Phenol before taking up his current role as Procurement Director with INEOS Nitriles. Nick is based at the INEOS Nitriles Headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.

Further Reading

Our History

Discover INEOS Nitriles history and the key events which have formed the business.

Markets

Explore the markets INEOS Nitriles operates in.

Products

Our product range comprises two groups, Acrylonitrile and Speciality Nitriles.

SHE

We are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations.