Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I’m responsible for developing long-term improvements to our feedstock supply, and for finding opportunities for commercializing our salt cavern storage facility at Stratton Ridge. In addition, I am the lead Commercial contact for the b2b relationship between INEOS O&P and INEOS Oligomers at Chocolate Bayou. I’m also currently working on developing a 40 MW solar farm at Chocolate Bayou, part of INEOS’ sustainability efforts.
Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I have been involved in competitive running, cycling and triathlon for 30 years. I enjoy triathlon most of all, and have completed two full Ironman races and a dozen Half Ironman races. To fuel these endeavor's I have developed an interest in cooking, and every good meal needs a good beer or wine pairing!
What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
First of all, just being there in that environment that so few get a chance to experience. Beyond that, I look forward to the end of each day’s activities, when we each get to celebrate our successes as a team.
What are you most apprehensive about?
Despite living in Houston for over 25 years now, I still struggle with heat. I’m ready to take it slow and steady, and focus on hydration and nutrition in order to get through it.
What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I really just want to come away with unforgettable memories, stories, and the sense that I helped the grads achieve their goals.
Anything else you'd like to share?
I remember the first day I heard about the IN NAM challenge, and I thought it sounded incredible. I’m excited that it is finally my time to experience it first-hand.