Middleton named LyondellBasell site manager


Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical, and refining companies, has announced MechSE alumnus Michael Middleton (BSME '93) as the new site manager for its Corpus Christi manufacturing complex.

Middleton has 28 years of experience in petrochemical manufacturing and has worked for LyondellBasell and predecessor company Equistar for the past 27 years. Prior to assuming his new role in Corpus Christi, Middleton was the operations manager for LyondellBasell’s La Porte Complex. Other roles within the company include operations, engineering and maintenance management. Middleton is originally from Tuscola, IL.

LyondellBasell’s Corpus Christi Complex has approximately 370 employees and contractors and produces ethylene and propylene which is used to make items such as food packaging, personal care products, automotive parts, construction and roofing materials and large household appliances. The site contributes an estimated $223 million in annual economic impact and was recognized in 2020 by American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers with the Silver Elite Award, one of the industry’s highest safety honors.

About LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challengeslike enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies.