James Chao - Westlake Chemical Chairman of the Board

WLK -- USA Stock  

Fiscal Quarter End: December 31, 2019  

  Chairman
Mr. James Y. Chao is Chairman of the Board of Westlake Chemical Corporationrationration. Mr. Chao was our Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 2004 and became a director in June 2003. From May 1996 to July 2004, he served as our Vice Chairman. Mr. Chao also has responsibility for the oversight of our Vinyls business. Mr. Chao has over 45 years of global experience in the chemical industry. In addition, Mr. Chao was the Chairman of the Board of Westlake Partners general partner since its formation in March 2014. From June 2003 until November 2010, Mr. Chao was the executive chairman of Titan Chemicals Corporationration Bhd. He has served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of China General Plastics Group and worked in various financial, managerial and technical positions at Mattel Incorporated, Developmental Bank of Singapore, Singapore Gulf Plastics Pte. Ltd. and Gulf Oil Corporationrationration. Mr. Chao, along with his brother Albert Chao, assisted their father T.T. Chao in founding Westlake Chemical Corporationrationration. Mr. Chao is on the board of Baylor College of Medicine and KIPP
Age: 70  Chairman Since 2004  MBA    
713-960-9111  http://www.westlake.com
Chao received his B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Management Efficiency

The company has Return on Asset of 4.07 % which means that on every $100 spent on asset it made $4.07 of profit. This is considered to be average in the sector. In the same way, it shows return on shareholders equity (ROE) of 8.16 % implying that it generated $8.16 on every 100 dollars invested.
The company has 3.86 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 60.7 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. Westlake Chemical has Current Ratio of 2.75 demonstrating that it is liquid and is capable to disburse its financial commitments when the payables are due.

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Entity Summary

Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products worldwide. Westlake Chemical Corporation operates as a subsidiary of TTWF LP. Westlake Chemical operates under Specialty Chemicals classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 8870 people.Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) is traded on BATS Exchange in USA and employs 8,870 people.

Westlake Chemical Leadership Team

Jeffrey Sheets, Independent Director
Robert Blakely, Independent Director
John Chao, Director
R Northcutt, Independent Director
Mark Bender, CFO, Senior Vice President Treasurer
Max Lukens, Independent Director
Andrew Kenner, Senior Vice President, Chemical Manufacturing
David Chao, Director
Marius Haas, Independent Director
James Chao, Chairman of the Board
Steven Bender, CFO, Senior Vice President Treasurer
L Ederington, Senior Vice President General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mark McCollum, Independent Director
George Mangieri, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Mattina, Senior Vice President Polyethylene
M Bender, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, IR Contact Officer
Louis Ederington, Senior Vice President General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary
Benjamin Ederington, Chief Admin. Officer, VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
John Riley, Independent Director
Robert Buesinger, Executive Vice President- Vinyl
Bruce Northcutt, Independent Director
Albert Chao, CEO and President Director, Member of Nominating and Governance Committee, Member of Compensation Committee and Member of Corporate Risk Committee
David Hansen, Sr. VP of Admin.
Michael Graff, Independent Director
Lawrence Teel, Executive Vice President, Olefins
Simon Bates, Vice President Building Products
Roger Kearns, Executive Vice President - Vinyls Chemicals
Dorothy Jenkins, Director

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