Gordon Haire is Head of Aromatics, Wood Mackenzie Chemicals. He is based in the UK, with over 30 years’ experience in petrochemicals in both commercial and technical roles. In a previous career with BP, spanning over twenty years, Mr Haire held commercial roles in aromatics, including global paraxylene strategy, PX/PTA business development and strategic procurement of both PX and mixed xylenes. He has held major manufacturing management roles at BP’s PTA/PX site at Geel, Belgium and at the integrated refining/petrochemicals complex at Grangemouth, Scotland and has taken part in various manufacturing benchmarking exercises.
Gordon has significant experience in refining/petrochemicals optimisation and in paraxylene production economics and technology evaluation. He holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Strathclyde.