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MERICHEM ANNOUNCES RONALD J. BURAS AS VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER OF MERICHEM PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES

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Merichem Company, a global partner serving the oil and gas industries with focused technology, chemical, and service solutions, announced today the appointment of Ronald J. Buras to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Merichem Process Technologies. Mr. Buras’s responsibilities include leadership of the business unit sales, marketing, product execution, R&D, and financial performance. Mr. Buras is replacing Mr. Tom Varadi, who served as Vice President and General Manager of this business for the last six years. Mr. Varadi retired at the end of March 2012, after 27 years of service with Merichem. Prior to joining Merichem, Mr. Buras held sales and management positions at Baker Hughes and Betz Process Chemical. For the last 21 years, Ronald was employed by UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company, where he served as Sales Director for UOP’s process plants, process equipment, and gas processing product lines. “We are excited to add Ronnie to the Merichem team” said Patrick Hickey, Ph.D., Merichem President, “as he brings strong commercial and leadership skills.” Kenneth Currie, Chairman and CEO of Merichem, said: “We are confident Mr. Buras will take this business to new heights, building on the foundation set by Mr. Varadi.” Mr. Buras holds a Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, and a MBA from the University of New Orleans.

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