Rob Nevin to become CEO of INEOS Nitriles

Rob Nevin is to be appointed as CEO of INEOS Nitriles and will take up the position with immediate effect.

Rob has over 25 years of commercial experience in the petrochemical business and has worked in polymers in the US and Europe, Olefins, Ethylene Oxide and Derivatives, and Business Development. He joined BP in 1981 as a graduate engineer and has spent over half of his career in manufacturing at various BP sites. Following the acquisition of Innovene by INEOS last year Rob took up the role as Business Director of INEOS Olefins.

Commenting on the appointment Tony Verrijckt Chairman of INEOS Nitriles said: “This was a straightforward choice for us and a natural progression for Rob. He has the experience and capability to provide the leadership that is needed to fully integrate the Nitriles business and continue its growth within INEOS.“ 

Rob takes over from Peter Cella who moved to BASF. 

An Announcement on a successor to Rob Nevin as Business Director, Ineos Olefins will be made in due course.

Note to editors:

Products from INEOS Nitriles are used as versatile feedstocks for products that enhance the quality of life for consumers around the world including: 

Acetonitrile, which is used as a solvent in the production of insulin and antibiotics and as a raw material in the production of naturally occurring pesticides.

Acrylonitrile used in acrylic fibers, a popular substitute for cotton and wool, are used to make clothing, carpeting and blankets.

The company’s catalysts help to improve the operating efficiency of chemical companies around the world.

Our speciality Nitriles are used in the production of acrylic sheet and molding or extrusion compounds used to manufacture a variety of construction and household items, such as baths. They are also used in surface coatings (paints) for the automotive and building markets.

The company has four manufacturing facilities based at Köln Germany, Lima USA, Green Lake USA and Teeside UK.