Our People

Methanex is a truly global enterprise with an international management team that has guided its growth since Methanex was incorporated in 1992.

John Floren

President and Chief Executive Officer

John Floren Methanex's President and Chief Executive Officer, John Floren, has been with Methanex since 2000 and brings more than 30 years of diverse international management experience. Before assuming his current role as President and CEO, Mr. Floren held a variety of positions with Methanex, including Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing and Logistics. Mr. Floren has worked in the chemical industry for over 27 years.

Wendy Bach

Vice President, Human Resources

As Vice President, Human Resources, Wendy Bach is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of the organizations global Human Resource policies and practices. She provides strategic leadership and direction to enhance Methanex’s ability to retain, attract and grow a high quality workforce. Wendy has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia and has been with Methanex since 2000.

Ian Cameron

Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO

As Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO, Ian Cameron is focused on developing and implementing strategies that support the Company's business and strategic goals. Mr. Cameron's responsibilities also include corporate finance, financial reporting, risk management and information technology. Mr. Cameron has played a key role in implementing the Company's core strategy of global leadership, operational excellence and low cost since its early beginnings in 1993.

Mike Herz

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Mike Herz was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, in January 2013. Mr. Herz oversees Methanex's corporate strategy and the identification and development of growth opportunities. Mr. Herz joined the company in 1995 and held several roles in finance, corporate development and marketing prior to his most recent position as Vice President, Marketing and Logistics, Asia Pacific where he played a key role in enhancing the Company's global leadership. Mr. Herz is a Canadian citizen and Chartered Accountant. He has been residing in Hong Kong since 2006.

Vanessa James

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Logistics

As Senior Vice President, Marketing and Logistics, Vanessa James is responsible for overseeing the organization's core Marketing and Logistics functions as well as Methanex's wholly owned shipping subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping. Vanessa joined Methanex in 1995 and held her previous position as Vice President, Marketing and Logistics North America since 2008. In her role Vanessa is focused on providing leadership and direction to the Marketing and Logistics organisation globally.

Michael Macdonald

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Drawing upon almost 30 years of chemical industry experience with Methanex and its predecessor companies, Michael Macdonald, Senior Vice President, Global Operations is responsible for overseeing global manufacturing strategy and operations as well as manufacturing-related projects and technical support for implementing new production facilities.

Randy Milner

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Randy Milner is responsible for leading and directing the legal affairs of Methanex. He also ensures that the company's world-wide commercial activities are lawfully carried out and that the various risks which the company faces are fully understood and managed. Mr. Milner is also responsible for managing the governance needs of the company and its subsidiaries. Mr. Milner has been with the legal department since 1995.

Paul Schiodtz

Senior Vice President, Latin America

Paul Schiodtz was appointed Senior Vice President, Latin America in January 2006. This position provides leadership to Methanex’s Latin America region. With Methanex since 1999, Mr. Schiodtz’s prior position was Director, Finance, Latin America. A mechanical engineer, Mr. Schiodtz holds Masters of Science degrees in Management and Operations Research from MIT. He has worked in Canada, Chile and the United States.

Harvey Weake

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

As Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Harvey Weake is focused on developing business opportunities for Methanex in the Asia Pacific region. He also manages the Company’s manufacturing assets in New Zealand. Mr. Weake's more than 25 years experience in the manufacturing sector of the petrochemical and oil industry covers substantial organizational restructuring, operational management and leadership, global networking within manufacturing and project leadership.
 

This page was last updated on January 23, 2013.