LINCOLN, Neb.—As Monolith Corp. prepares to open its Phase II production of plasma-produced carbon black at its Olive Creek campus, it will look to Russell Webb to lead operations.
Webb's hire as chief operating officer became official Nov. 7, according to a news release from Monolith.
"Russell is an experienced industry executive with proven success in leading carbon black and product adjacent operations," said Rob Hanson, co-founder and CEO of Monolith. "We're focused on adding talent to lead the innovation required to scale our technology and deliver cleaner products to market, and I look forward to working closely with Russell as we continue to build a low-emissions, high-energy future."
Webb has more than 35 years of experience in leading large-scale operations, having previously worked for Texaco, Huntsman, Columbian Chemicals, Orion S.A. and Ineos Styrolution.
As vice president of operations at Ineos, Webb led manufacturing, engineering and capital projects for four polymer plants, and oversaw the engineering, procurement and construction of a new $550 million greenfield ASA polymer plant that is expected to begin commercial operation in late 2023.