With more than 22 years experience in the polymers and petrochemicals industries, Chris Hogan joined Noble Group (www.thisisnoble.com) as managing director of its polymers division in January 2007 after having worked for Nova Chemicals Corp., Arco Chemical and Mobil Chemicals.
Now based in
Founded just over 20 years ago, Noble is a market leader in managing the global supply chain of agricultural, industrial and energy products. The firm specializes in the origination and delivery of strategic raw materials. The Noble Group also is involved in technical ship management as well as trade finance.
With 2008 revenues exceeding $36 billion, its global network encompasses more than 100 offices in over 40 countries across five continents, serving more than 4,000 customers worldwide.
Energy — including plastics and petrochemicals — was Noble Group's largest segment in fiscal 2009, bringing in about 55 percent of its total sales. The only physical plastics asset the company owns is an 880 million-pound capacity polypropylene resin plant in