Our skilled and experienced management team guides our business strategy and execution.
John FlorenPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Floren has been President & CEO of the Company since January 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Floren was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics of the Company from June 2005 and prior to that, Director, Marketing & Logistics, North America from May 2002. He has been an employee of the Company for approximately 19 years and has worked in the chemical industry for over 30 years.
Mr. Floren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba. He also attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development and has attended the International Executive Program at INSEAD. He has also completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Brad BoydSenior Vice President, Corporate Resources
Brad Boyd was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources in January 2018 and is responsible for the Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal functions as well as executive oversight of Methanex’s Egypt operations. Mr. Boyd joined the Company in 1996 and has held several roles in finance, with our Egypt operation and most recently as Vice President, Human Resources.
Ian CameronSenior Vice President, Finance and CFO
Ian Cameron is focused on developing and implementing strategies that support the Company's business and strategic goals. His responsibilities include corporate finance, treasury, tax, financial reporting and risk management, as well as executive oversight of our operations in Trinidad.
Mr. Cameron has been with the company for over twenty years and is a member of the Professional Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Kevin HendersonSenior Vice President, Manufacturing
As Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Kevin Henderson is responsible for Methanex’s North American assets, as well as enhancing reliability, asset utilization and Responsible Care® across our manufacturing operations globally. Mr. Henderson’s more than 40 years’ experience in the methanol industry includes manufacturing, operational management and leadership, and project leadership. Mr. Henderson also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).
Mike HerzSenior Vice President, Corporate Development
Mike Herz oversees Methanex's corporate strategy and the identification and development of growth opportunities. His responsibilities include executive oversight of Methanex’s North American operations. Since joining Methanex in 1995, Mr. Herz has held several roles in finance, corporate development and marketing where he played a key role in enhancing the company's global leadership. Mr. Herz was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2013, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Vanessa JamesSenior Vice President, Global Marketing and Logistics
Vanessa James oversees Methanex’s Marketing and Logistics functions, including the wholly owned shipping subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping as well as Global Stakeholder Relations. Ms. James is focused on strategies that enhance Methanex’s global leadership position and corporate reputation as the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol. Her role includes executive oversight of our New Zealand operations. Ms. James joined Methanex in 1995, was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Logistics in January 2013 and has a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) from Waikato University in New Zealand.
Tom Hamilton of Houston, Texas, USA, is Chairman of the Board of Methanex. He has been co-owner of Medora Investments, a private investment firm, since April 2003. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EEX Corporation from January 1997 until his retirement in November 2002. Mr. Hamilton holds a Master of Science and a PhD in geology from the University of North Dakota. He also has a Bachelor of Science in geology from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. Biography (PDF)