Conference Speakers


John Roberts

Strategic Marketing Executive - Polypropylene-Vistamaxx - Adhesion (PVA), ExxonMobil Chemical Company


John studied Chemistry at North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia), received his Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Houston – Clear Lake. He joined ExxonMobil in 1980 as a Polypropylene Process Engineer in Baytown Texas. At ExxonMobil, he has held various positions in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business Planning, Product Management, Product Development and Market Development. He currently holds the position of Strategic Marketing Executive for the Polypropylene, Vistamaxx and Adhesion businesses in ExxonMobil where he supports the longer range marketing activities of the Polypropylene business as well as competency and career development for ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s market-facing resources. In 2020, John is celebrating his 40th year with ExxonMobil as the Company celebrates its 60th year as a leader in the polypropylene industry. 
Wednesday, September 30
9:00 am - 10:00 am
COVID-19 Responses

How Innovation & Teamwork Supported a Large-scale Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the world, COVID-19 has created massive changes in how we live, work, and care for one another in an extremely short time frame. Critically important items needed to protect frontline workers and healthcare professionals, such as face masks, isolations gowns, and hand sanitizer, were in remarkably short supply. Manufacturers across the nonwovens value chain, including ExxonMobil Chemical Company, its customers, business partners, and governmental agencies, immediately accelerated production of materials needed to produce these lifesaving products. Hear examples of how ExxonMobil Chemical Company met critical needs and the efforts of those who made major contributions to help protect lives, as well as their plans to prepare for future, similar events.

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