Neron began working with Arkema in 2015 as the Plant Manager at the Chatham, VA plant. Prior to working with Arkema, Neron worked for 25 years in the manufacturing industry, earning certifications of Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Leader. Previously, Neron held multiple positions with Celanese Corporation, ranging from process engineering, R&D, technical service, technical management, customer product support, and manufacturing excellence.
Ferraco got his start with Arkema in the Developing Engineer program in 2005. After leaving in 2007, Ferraco returned to Arkema in 2013 as the Operations Manager for the Chatham plant. He also served as a Production Superintendent with Total Petrochemicals Inc., where he was responsible for safety, production, maintenance, and engineering. At ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. (now Arkema), Ferraco worked as a Process Engineer.
“With their proven technical knowledge and leadership skills, René and Nick will carry on our record of producing the finest specialty chemicals that help formulators develop their industry-leading products,” Glover said. “At the same time, they will work to move the company forward by inspiring both their teams and product innovation.”
Neron holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Pfeiffer University. Ferraco has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, and he anticipates a June 2017 graduation from the MBA program at Averett University. In addition, Ferraco is a graduate of Arkema’s MMDP program.