Neste appoints Chris Cooper President of Neste US
Chris Cooper has been appointed President of Neste US as of 1 July 2022. In his role, he is responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets, and he acts as Neste’s primary representative for the external community in the US. At the moment, Chris is holding the position of Vice President Americas of Neste Renewable Aviation.
“The US presents important opportunities for our growth strategy in sales and trading, renewable feedstock supply and production, and we want to further strengthen our position in the country. I am very happy to appoint Chris to lead the fast growing US organisation and to further accelerate our renewables’ growth strategy execution in the market,” says Neste’s President and CEO Matti Lehmus.
“I am excited about Neste’s purpose of creating a healthier planet for our children. Neste has high ambition to provide its customers sustainable solutions for decarbonizing transportation and for replacing the crude oil based fossil feedstock with renewable solutions,” says Chris Cooper, President of Neste US, as of 1 July, 2022. “I am very much looking forward to working with our Neste people in US, and I am eager to continue cooperating not only with aviation customers, but with all US based forerunner partners and companies, and to support our renewable production platform including raw material sourcing to drive the change for a more sustainable future,” continues Cooper.
Neste’s regional headquarters in North America is in Houston, Texas, and the company employs more than 500 people across the US. Neste’s renewable waste and residue sourcing platform in the US includes fully owned Mahoney Environmental, a leading collector and recycler of used cooking oil and Agri Trading, one of the largest independent renewable waste and residue fat and oil traders in the US.
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2021, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 15.1 billion. Read more: neste.com