HOUSTON—The Plaza Group, a petrochemical marketing business, has added Paco Rangel as commercial director for benzene and styrene.
Rangel, who was hired Aug. 30, brings more than two decades of industry experience to the position, considered part of the Plaza Group's management team.
"We are truly excited about the addition of Paco Rangel to The Plaza Group team," said Jose Flores, Plaza Group executive vice president. "He brings years of experience in the global petrochemical industry to the position and possesses an astute understanding of our customers' needs."
Rangel will oversee benzene- and styrene-related activities, and will assist with supply management for all products.
A native of Mexico City, Rangel started in the industry in 1998 as a process consultant for Accenture where he worked for ExxonMobil Chemical along the Gulf Coast.
He moved to DeWitt & Co. working as a petrochemical analyst and aromatics consultant in 2001. Ten years later, he joined Opportune as a trading and risk management consultant.
Rangel also led the global aromatics practice at Argus Media Inc.