Fernando Signorini, currently vice president of Operations USGC, site director Dow Texas Operations and president & CEO Union Carbide Corporation has accepted the role of vice president for the Ethylene & Energy Envelope and will have accountability for Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives (OAA) Hydrocarbons business. Fernando will transition into this role over the next few months and will continue to report to John Sampson, senior vice president for Operations.
Fernando began his career with Dow in 1994 as a co-op in Brazil and has since held several positions within Operations. While in Brazil, he had assignments as process engineer in the wastewater treatment plant and process control engineer in the Epoxy plant. In 2000, Fernando relocated to Freeport to lead a critical process control project for the Epoxy business. He later became the unit process leader, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Epoxy plant. He was named production leader for the Polyglycols & Surfactants plant in St. Charles, LA in 2005. Fernando was named the production leader for Polyols in Freeport in January 2008. He was named global supply chain director for PS&F in 2010 and added the BML role in 2011.
In 2013, Fernando relocated to LAA to be the LAA Operations Director and new business development for the area, moving back to the U.S. in 2017 to take on the II&I Operations Director role.
Fernando received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Maua School of Engineering, Sao Paulo, Brazil and his MBA from the University of Houston. He is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt as well as certified in Design for Six Sigma.
Many thanks to Fernando for all he has contributed to Texas Operations and our community.
A separate communication on Fernando’s replacement will be forthcoming.