Meet The Team

The Graduates

Caitlin Beeghly

27, Process Engineer, Battleground Manufacturing Complex (BMC),

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I am a Process Engineer over two Polyethylene reactors in PE East at BMC. I monitor day to day operations/quality and work on improvement projects.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
With the help of INEOS Energy Station, I competed in my first few triathlons in 2019, ultimately training for an Ironman 70.3! I also recently got into road biking and completed the Houston MS150 in 2019 with the INEOS team.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to pushing myself further than I ever have before and exploring the unique African landscape, and hopefully spotting some animals. It should be an unforgettable adventure!

What are you most apprehensive about?
I am most apprehensive about potentially getting injured during training and having to slow down or decrease mileage. I’ve struggled with shin splints in the past and want to ensure this does not happen again.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I’m excited to reach new athletic goals and achieve more than I ever could have alone. The most I have ever run so far is a half marathon, so I am excited to train and complete a full marathon. I am also looking forward to doing more hiking and mountain biking, as I’ve only done road biking in the past!

Anything else you'd like to share?
I can’t wait to get started with this adventure and am thankful to have the opportunity to participate!

Cameron Sneddon

26, Process Engineer, O&P UK,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
As a Process Engineer for the Utilities Asset at Grangemouth I get involved in a variety of activities including: providing technical support to the Asset to solve process problems, delivering both short and long term projects, reporting KPIs, controlling and updating process documentation, execution of shutdown events.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Travel.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to seeing what both the group and I can achieve with the proper preparation and training. I have never been to a Desert before, so a few beers and the atmosphere with old and new friends at top of the Brandberg is something I am really excited for.

What are you most apprehensive about?
As a Scotsman, it will have to be the heat! It’s tough enough getting the miles in on a warm day here.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I am looking forward to having a real focus on fitness back in my life and improving my physical condition. I also hope to sustain the level of fitness post the challenge.

Anything else you’d like to Share?
A big thank you to INEOS for this incredible opportunity!

Daniel Cranstone

24, Contract Manager, INEOS Energy Trading Hans Crescent, London,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
In my current role, I negotiate trading contracts with trading parties such as other Oil and Gas companies, trading houses and banks. Our team is also responsible for the business development opportunities to grow the INEOS Energy Trading business.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I enjoy both watching and playing sports (football, tennis, golf) as well as challenging myself through other outdoors activities such as scuba diving, sailing etc. I also enjoy travelling and seeing new places.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Getting stuck into the challenge and being committed to achieving my peak physical fitness. Once we get to Namibia, hopefully the hard work will have paid off and the enjoyment (or pain) can begin!

What are you most apprehensive about?
Maintaining discipline throughout training and ensuring I don’t injure myself from the running. Apart from this, it will be making sure I don’t say yes to going to the pub too much during training!

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I hope to get into running a bit more and maintain a good level of fitness after Namibia.

Dylan Crawley

27, Asset IE Engineer (Innovene 4) Grangemouth, Scotland,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
As one of the asset IE engineers, my roles include diagnosing and rectifying breakdowns, failures or other issues with plant instrumentation, motors, valves, or any other electrical piece of equipment. I also lead multiple projects across the asset to improve reliability, performance and compliance, as well as being a hazardous area responsible person.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
My biggest passion is board games (not Monopoly!), and I have a collection of over 200 games. I regularly play games with my partner, friends, family and co-workers. It is a great hobby, which gets you thinking about problem solving, resource management, and the occasional sabotage! I also enjoy watching a range of sports such as Formula 1, football, rugby and athletics.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to the mental and physical challenge of completing all the tasks in such a (relatively) short amount of time. In particular, training for Namibia will show how much I can improve before even getting on the plane!

What are you most apprehensive about?
Everything! Primarily the distances and the heat, I could probably handle one or the other but together will be very tough! Having only run my first 5k in February 2020, this is a huge challenge to not only get in better shape, but also be able to push myself to the absolute limit.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Prove to myself that I am capable of achieving something I was also convinced would be impossible… and that is just the marathon before we go! I hope to use this challenge as motivation to change my lifestyle long-term to become more fit and active.

Anything else you'd like to share?
I am getting married in April 2021 (originally July 2020), and we had been thinking of going to Africa for our honeymoon, but this is not what I had in mind!

Elfie Mechaussie

29, Carbon & Environment Specialist INEOS Olefins & Polymers North, Rolle (CH),

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
My job deals with all activities supporting and driving the business development in the sustainability and circular economy areas. It goes from maintaining and developing the right system to offer olefins and polymers from renewable and recycled feedstocks, to establishing, monitoring and finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our different products and sites.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
Everyone who knows me will definitely say that sport has a central place in my life. I competed in athletics for many years at national level. I am now “retired” and enjoying plenty of other sports like crossfit (satisfying my appetite for intense efforts that leaves you lying of the floor for 10 minutes), bouldering, hiking, stand-up paddle, ski…basically enjoying all what Switzerland has to offer! I also very much enjoy having dinner with friends, good food and wine, reading and some Netflixing. Apart from that no fancy skills, except perhaps the odd ability to being able to imitate the sound of the dolphin and mosquito.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am really looking forward to set foot in Namibia and embrace the change of scene that will go with it. I am excited to do this as a group, sharing the good and the bad with the other graduates and getting to know more the team!

What are you most apprehensive about?
I am afraid of not being able to cross the finish line because of an injury like a twisted ankle or muscle tear. I also hope I will not be too much affected by the heat.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
As a former sprinter I was never into long runs, I rather loathed those! I am therefore hoping to get to like long efforts while training for Namibia and push my mental and physical limits whether during the months preceding it and of course during the challenge itself!

Anything else you'd like to share?
Really grateful to be part of this adventure!! Thank you to everyone organising it.

Kaitlyn Drew

27, Technical Service Engineer, Battleground Manufacturing Complex, O&P USA,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
The Technical Service Engineer job involves interacting with customers who purchase INEOS resin to ensure all of their technical needs from the resin are met. Customers often have questions, or need help troubleshooting issues they have when running INEOS resin. The Technical Service Engineer role brings together customer service skills with technical expertise on the resin in order to provide for the customer’s needs, and help customers choose the correct resin for their application.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
Some of my hobbies include baking, watching scary movies, exercising, and traveling. I am also very passionate about animal rescue, and spending time with my pets.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Getting to meet a wide array of INEOS employees from different parts of the world!

What are you most apprehensive about?
I am afraid of heights, so am interested to see how big of a challenge the hiking portion will be for me.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? The mental strength in knowing that I can do anything I put my mind to.

Marvin Schumacher

27, Assistant Plant Manager. Cologne, Germany,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
In my job I am responsible for the safe operation of the tankfarm, pipelines and loading at the Cologne site. Part of the job is the improvement of our performance and efficiency.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I love to do sports, especially windsurfing and road biking. In my free time I am learning new languages and travel a lot to get to know countries and people.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Getting to know Namibia and being involved with the team performing. Everybody is training a lot in advance to be able to complete the trip and I think it will be a great feeling to see how the preparation pays off.

What are you most apprehensive about?
The extreme climate a desert offers will be very challenging.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I hope to complete the challenge as planned and collect good memories.

Anything else you'd like to share?
Thanks to everyone involved who makes this challenge happen!

Michael Mullaney

25, Process Engineer, BMC,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I the unit engineer for Gemini at the BMC site. My day-to-day job is troubleshooting unit issues, leading long-term improvement projects that can be done under a maintenance budget, and generally supporting the safe operation of the unit.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I love playing and watching basketball (especially the NBA). I also enjoy hiking (especially in the mountains), running, and reading books and magazines.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am most looking forward to completing the challenge and getting to know my co-workers who are also participating better.

What are you most apprehensive about?
I am most apprehensive about injuries. I do not want to get injured during the training and have a long recovery period that prevents me from preparing as best as I can.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I hope that my colleagues and I can all complete all legs of the Namibia challenge!

Anything else you'd like to share?
I am very grateful for this extremely unique opportunity and am proud to be a part of INEOS!

Monika Jurcic

Commercialisation Manager, INEOS Hygienics, Hans Crescent ,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
My current role is to commercialise the new INEOS Sanitiser Dispensers.

My day-to-day activities include:
- Developing pricing strategies
- Identifying, evaluating & implementing channels to market
- Developing and executing various marketing campaigns
- Forging pre-marketing partnerships
- Assisting with any on-going product developments
- Generating a robust sales and marketing plan

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
My biggest passion is travelling. I also enjoy most team sports, particularly hockey, as well as skiing and more recently running, cycling and amateur triathlons.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Getting to know each of the grads better – whilst also enjoying the Namibian landscapes & wildlife.

What are you most apprehensive about?
Injury – I am not the best at remembering to stretch after exercise or sticking to the 10 % rule.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I am very excited about the prospect of running my first marathon distance. I also hope that together with my cohort, we are all able to finish each stage of the IN NAM ’21 challenge.

Nick Jacobs

31, rTD Engineer, INEOS Oxide Zwijndrecht (Antwerp), Belgium,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I work in the research and technical development department of Ineos Oxide focussed on alkoxylates, where I enjoy being active at the interface between production and business. Besides guiding lab technicians through experiments to provide close plant support and develop new products, I am also responsible for the investigation of quality customer complaints. Further, business is supported by our department by answering technical queries of customers.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
Football and nature. I love to spend my time in nature, preferably active but I also enjoy observing birds behind my window in winter. I also enjoy cooking for my family and friends.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Completing the challenge as a team in the unique scenery. Discovering a new biotope and experiencing it actively.

What are you most apprehensive about?
The hot climate of Namibia.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Learn to enjoy the moment, even in hard and difficult conditions.

Anything else you'd like to share?
Let’s do this!

Sara James

24, Process Control Engineer at INEOS O&P BMC,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
I help operations troubleshoot unit shutdowns from control logic/code, create new programs to automate routine tasks, rationalize alarming to provide relevant information, and complete the DCS portion of capital projects in my area. Most recently, I have been involved in my area’s control system migration, helping develop new displays and train operators.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I like to bake, always experimenting with new dessert recipes, and traveling with friends to see new places. My other hobby is Latin dancing, a fun workout that lets me travel to events around the world to learn and dance with others.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to the feeling of accomplishment after physically completely the tasks required to train for Namibia. I have never run participated in a race longer than a 5k, so training for marathon distances will be a huge accomplishment.

What are you most apprehensive about?
The time it takes to train and complete the distances required of running/cycling is a big commitment that will change my lifestyle.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I hope to complete a once in a lifetime opportunity and show myself how far I can physically push my body while still having fun and feeling accomplished.

Steven Gommers

28, Production Engineer, ENB (Ethylidenenorbornene), INEOS Oxide Zwijndrecht, Belgium,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
My daily job is very diversified, going from daily following-up the production and solving problems of the ENB plant to implementation of improvement projects and so on. Every day at work is different and together with the ENB-team we commit ourselves to make the plant more efficient and safe.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
As a person I am most likely interested in everything around me, and most of all in nature and technology. When I go hiking, I want to know which fauna and flora is around me. Regarding this, I apply this knowledge also at home by gardening in a self-sufficient way; at least I try to ;-).

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I know this is a once in a lifetime experience and if I need to mention the first thing I’m looking forward to is, getting up in the early morning, putting on your running shoes, seeing in front of you the infinity of the Namibian dessert and knowing you are going behind the horizon you see.

What are you most apprehensive about?
I am anxious about how my mind and body will react to the intensive physical challenge and how I will express this to the INNAM team.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I want to know how I will react when I am pushing my physical and mental limits during the challenge, and that I can take this knowledge with me in my daily life.

Anything else you'd like to share?
Nothing else special to share, I hope that my fellow colleagues and I can reach the end-goal of this challenge.

Stuart Paterson

26, Mechanical Engineer (Machinery), Grangemouth KG Ethylene Plant,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
Planning and engineering major overhauls of plant main machines such as compressors and turbines. Also leading on day-to-day breakdowns and reliability improvements of all pumps on plant.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
• Ultramarathons
• Triathlon
• Mountain Biking
• Spending time with my daughter

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
Experiencing the landscape and wildlife of a country I never thought I would visit. Very much looking forward to sharing this experience and having a laugh with the others, all whilst doing the sports I love.

What are you most apprehensive about?
Typical cliché, but the heat is my biggest concern, especially running in it. I hope that I will find ways to deal with this.

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
It would be an achievement to finish the challenge with a lot of positive memories and new friends. Would also like to gain a greater appreciation for my fitness and endurance.

Jenson More

26, O&P UK, Instrument/Electrical Engineer,

Graduate Message:

Brief description of your day-to-day job at INEOS:
As an Instrument/Electrical Graduate Engineer for Utilities Asset within Grangemouth I am involved in delivering and maintaining I/E asset care policies to ensure delivery of ongoing asset reliability, integrity and cost commitments within an ageing PowerStation.

Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
During my free time I enjoy playing football with my Sunday league team, golfing, hill walking, cars and travel adventures.

What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to pushing myself and everyone else to achieve an objective that I never thought I would be able to accomplish. The sense of triumph on top of the Brandberg Mountain will go very nicely with a deserved beer.

What are you most apprehensive about?
Running in the heat! Training has been difficult enough in Scotland and a run in the Cypriot sun did not go to plan in September…

What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I am looking forward to achieving a level of fitness that will allow me to complete the challenge whilst also enjoying it. I think this will have a huge benefit on my personal life and may resurrect my football career.