Tony Wood is the new site manager of the Matagorda Complex of LyondellBasell.
“I am excited to take the helm of the Matagorda facility because of the community that surrounds it and our people who continue to safely operate this site,” said Wood.
“I look forward to working with one of the best teams in the industry, supporting our neighbors and continuing to create opportunities for this city and our company.”
Originally from Lake Charles, La., Wood brings more than 25 years of experience in petrochemical manufacturing to the role.
Previously Wood served as site manager, operations manager, and maintenance and reliability manager at other LyondellBasell facilities along the Gulf Coast.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McNeese State University.
One of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, the LyondellBasell’s Matagorda Complex employs approximately 220 workers and produces high density polyethylene (HDPE), a plastic used to develop and advance solutions for food packaging, personal care products and motor oil.
Recently, the complex held its inaugural “science extravaganza” to highlight the science, technology, engineering and math fields for nearly 200 high school students from Bay City, Palacios, Tidehaven and Van Vleck school districts.
Plant employees organized presentations, engineering demonstrations and hands-on science activities to engage and educate.
For more information and news about the Matagorda Complex, visit www.lyb.com/matagorda.