Our skilled and experienced management team guides our business strategy and execution.
John FlorenPresident and Chief Executive Officer
As 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 in the chemicals industry. 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. He also serves on the board of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Mr. Floren earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1987. He also attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development in 1998 as well as the International Executive Program at INSEAD in 2002. In 2012, he completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Wendy BachSenior Vice President, Corporate Resources
As Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources, Wendy Bach is responsible for the Legal, Global Stakeholder Relations, Human Resources and Information Technology functions at Methanex. In her role, Ms. Bach oversees the establishment and delivery of strategies that optimize talent, leverage information technology, maintain and enhance corporate reputation, ensure legal/regulatory compliance and mitigate exposure to legal risk. Ms. Bach has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia and has been with Methanex since 2000.
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.
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 Egypt 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 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Vanessa JamesSenior Vice President, Global Marketing and Logistics
Vanessa James is responsible for overseeing Methanex's core Marketing and Logistics functions, as well as the wholly owned shipping subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping. She joined Methanex in 1995, and took on her previous position of Vice President, Marketing and Logistics North America, in 2008. In her current role, Ms. James provides leadership and direction to the global marketing and logistics function as well as executive oversight for our New Zealand operations.
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 serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC).