Published for the Formosa Family, our Friends and our Neighbors
Inside this issue: Formosa Trust 2012 Scholarship Recipients
FPC Tabbed as 2011 “Industry of Year”
3 FPG Chairman Wong Visits FPC-TX FPC-TX Named “Industry of the Year”
Drastata Heads Process Advisory Board
Safety and Performance Awards
2012 Formosa Family 6 Graduates 10 Family Day BBQ Cook-off Winners
Mr. C.L. Tseng Retires
Chairman Wong Visit Photos
Red-Shouldered Hawk Surveys Formosa-Tejano Wetlands
From the GM’s Desk It is a very exciting time to work at Formosa Plastics Corporation — Texas. The announcement earlier this year of an almost $2 billion expansion means that the company will add an estimated 220 full-time jobs and create an estimated 1,800 construction jobs. The economic impacts of this expansion will be widespread through our communities as new employees contribute to the economic growth and stability of the mid-coast region. In 2011, FPC-Texas enjoyed a profitable year and nearing the halfway point of 2012, we are on track to be equally successful. Certainly, the relatively low cost of feedstock has helped our bottom line, but in my view, our success is equally a reflection of the commitment each of you makes to the efficient operation of our production processes, to the safety of our employees and to continual improvement in every aspect of our business. The globalization of economies translates into ever increasing competition at all levels of business enterprise and we must strive for excellence if we are to maintain our competitive position in the industry and in the world. FPC-Texas has been named for the second consecutive year as the Calhoun County “Industry of the Year.” As an employee of the company and a citizen of the county, I am very proud of that recognition. It is testament not only to the economic benefit of our company, but to the contribution made by our employees in improving the quality of life in our communities. Still, we have significant challenges as we go forward. Though our safety performance last year was good compared to industry standards, it is not up to our standards. Safety of our employees is the single best measure of our success. We will be revisiting our safety strategies in the coming months and we will investigate what we can do better individually and institutionally. Nothing is more important than creating and maintaining a safe workplace. Finally, though we made it through the water curtailments and we look pretty good for now, we cannot afford to be complacent. Water is a precious commodity in Texas and that will not likely change in the near term. So use water when necessary, conserve when possible and pray for rain.
Formosa Plastics Scholarship Trust Awards Twenty-Three Scholarships to Calhoun High School Seniors Each spring, the Formosa Plastics Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors at Calhoun High School. Awarding of each $2,000 scholarship is based upon academic standing in the graduating class. Congratulations to the recipients from all of us at Formosa Plastics Corp.-Texas. Front row: Kelli Rothmann, Andrea Tung, Daniel Liaou, Vice-President for Business Development Mr. Jack Wu, Jennifer Den, Kami Lee, Camilla Yen. Second row: Nick McCrory, Cori Acosta, Sarah McClellan, Shera Williamson, Payton Evans, Jessica Glover, Kendall Smith, Susan Palmer Third row: Remi Tippit, Julia Saenz, James Buitran, Christian Tuazon, Quentin Henderson, Jordan Weaver, Justine R. Herrera. Top row: James Yi, Phillip Lyssy
Formosa Plastics Group Chairman Visits FPC FPC--Texas Formosa Plastics Group Chairman William Wong visited the FPC-Texas facility in Point Comfort in May and used the trip to meet with members of the FPC-Texas operational units and to take tours of both FPC-Texas and Inteplast. His trip to Texas was highlighted by a visit from Texas Governor Rick Perry and a dinner in the Chairman’s honor at the Formosa Guest House.
Formosa Plastics Group Chairman William Wong welcomes Texas Governor Rick Perry to Formosa Plastics Corporation – Texas.
In his remarks Chairman Wong noted his ties to Texas and that his trip to Point Comfort was like “coming home.” He added that “Formosa Plastics group affiliated companies in the state employ over 3,800 Texans with and annual payroll of over $258 million. The planned expansion will add an estimated 245 full-time jobs with a capital investment of approximately $2 billion. It is our commitment to you that Formosa will work hard to strengthen and grow the partnerships we have formed over the years and as future opportunities arise, we will continue to invest in Texas.”
FPC-Texas Named Calhoun County Chamber’s 2011 “Industry of the Year”
or the second consecutive year, Formosa Plastics Corp. – Texas was honored at the annual Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet as Calhoun County’s “Industry of the Year.”
“This award is a reflection of the tremendous contribution Formosa makes to the economy and citizens of not only Calhoun County, but of the entire mid-coast region,” said Randy Smith, Formosa Plastics-Texas VP and General Manager. “I am very proud for our employees as we receive this recognition.” “We very much appreciate the support that has Formosa Plastics-Texas General Manager Randy been so generously offered to us by the local Smith and Vice-President of Business Development, Jack Wu with “Industry of the Year Award.” communities over the last thirty years.,” added Jack Wu. “Formosa Plastics’ plans for expansion of the Point Comfort facility are testament to the bright future that the company envisions for Calhoun County. All of us at Formosa would like to offer our sincere thanks to the Chamber members and to the community for this recognition.
DANIEL LIAUO, also a senior at Calhoun High School was recognized as a National Merit Scholar and was awarded a Formosa Plastics National Merit Scholarship.
KAMI LEE, a senior at Calhoun High School, was named to the Texas 4-A All-State Symphonic Band. “I had to go through many competitions before making it,” she said. “The district level began right here in Port Lavaca where only one piccolo could move on to regional tryouts in Alice. The tryout in Alice included two auditions and again only the top piccolo could move on. My performance was recorded and sent to Austin for final judging. When I finally viewed the results, I couldn’t believe that I made it! “
Daniel was a drum major in the Calhoun High School band and an outstanding saxophonist in the school’s “jazz band.” He played varsity tennis and was a member of the Calhoun math team which won the UIL Division 4-A State Math Championship in 2012. Daniel is the son of Kuo-Hang (PVC) and Meei-Hwa Liaou and has been accepted to the University of Texas. His long-term educational goal is to go attend medical school.
Kami is the daughter of Munson (EG) and Linda (Neumin Prod.) Lee and will be attending the University of Texas.
“In the Process” Each year new students enter the Process Techonology program at Victoria College to gain the skills and knowledge needed to find a job in industry. Recognizing the need for input regarding what training would best meet the needs of industry, the college formed a Process Technology Advisory Board in 1996 Darren Drastata
“The Advisory Board is made up of members representing
KEITH KOUDELA, Health and Safety Specialist in EH&S, has been recognized by the Louise Volunteer Fire Department as it’s “Firefighter of the Year.” Koudela joined the sixteen member Louise VFD in 2008 after his cousin convinced him to give it a try. “After moving to Louise I would often hear fire alarms and see the trucks go by on the road. I thought it might be fun; but it turned out to be more work than I anticipated, “ he said. “Firefighting is a very small part of what I do as a volunteer firefighter. Louise is a small community so we are all involved in various volunteer activities like selling tickets for fundraising events and cooking barbecue at the K.C. Hall. In addition, there is constant training and meetings. We are also the first responders for EMS. Serving as a volunteer firefighter is like having a second job and it is hard to find someone who can commit that kind of time. But I really enjoy it.” Koudela joined Formosa Plastics Corp Texas in 2007 after earning his Associate’s Degree from Texas State Technical College.
the broad scale of industry with the goal of making sure the curriculum is relevant,” said Darren Drastata, who serves as the current Advisory Board Chairman. “We monitor the program to help V.C. make sure the information shared in the classroom is current. Process Technology programs at Victoria College are a way for students to obtain a two-year degree and “hit the ground running.” FPC-Texas has hired well over two-hundred graduates of this program,” added Drastata. “The students get hands on training in a ‘process simulation lab” that teaches the skills necessary to be ready to go to work when they graduate and we often have had Co-op students which provides hands-on experiences. In addition to classroom and lab experiences the students receive, our employees lecture at the class, which is an educational bonus for students looking for careers in industry.
2012 Performance and Safety Award Recipients
Outstanding Departmental Performance First Place Olefins I
Outstanding Departmental Performance Second Place Polypropylene Plant PP-II Section
Six Sigma Award Chris Chen, Jay Su, Star Lee and Team
Safety Award Zero Recordable Injuries 2008-2011 Inland and Marine Traffic
Six Sigma Award I.S. Hwang, Paul Spinks, Eric Tsai, Randy Smith
Outstanding Departmental Performance Third Place Chlor-Alkali Plant - Caustic Soda Sect.
Six Sigma Award Kelly Serio, Randy Lindsly, Chris Porter, Jay Su
Safety Award Zero Recordable Injuries 2011 Ethylene Glycol
Six Sigma Award Kelly Serio, Chi-Pin Liu, Jay Su
Safety Award Zero Recordable Injuries 2009-2011 Electrical Maintenance
Individual Award Bob Kelley, Mary Bachynsky, Randy Smith
Congratulations to the 2012 Formosa Family Graduates!
Kyle Hardegree Victoria East High School Son of Troy (OL II) and Susan Hardegree
Kami Lee Calhoun High School Daughter of Munson (EG) and Linda (Neumin) Lee
Andrea Tung Calhoun High School Daughter of Leonard (OL II) and Lucia Tung
Mac Henry Long Edna High School Son of Donnie (PP II) and D’Anna Long
Jenny Chen Texas A&M Univ. Daughter of Tim (PE Ops.) and Shelley Chen
Robert Martinez Univ. of Incarnate Word Son of Robert (HDPE I) and Belinda Martinez
Joseph Tucker Victoria East High School Son of Rick (EG) and Betty Tucker
Camilla Yen Calhoun High School Son of Dennis Yen (C/A) and Pei-Fin Ho
Dylan Saenz Calhoun High School Son of Samuel (PVC/VCM) and Claudine Saenz
Jennifer Den Calhoun High School Son of Chuntau (Maintenance) and Shulan Den
Jennie Johnson Victoria East High School Daughter of Jamie (Traffic) and Les Slaughter
Michelle Cantu Victoria College Daughter of Ignacio (PVC Maint.) and Ruby Cantu
Cody Garza Industrial High School Son of Rudy (PVC Bagging) and Jeri Garza
Dondre’ Porter Victoria East High School Son of James (Mech. Maint) and Lisa Porter
Josephine V. Serrata Georgia State Univ. Daughter-in-law of Robert and Brenda Serrata (Neumin Prod.)
Taylor Marie Kelly Morris Texas Bible Institute Daughter of Roger (ISC) and Kathy Morris
Miranda Wang Rice University Daughter of Sandy (Neumin) and Benjamin Wang
Daniel Liaou Calhoun High School Son of Kuo-Hang (PVC) and Meei-Hwa Liaou
Marissa Snyder Calhoun High School Daughter of Bernard (Marine Traffic) and April Snyder
Daniela Gonzalez Calhoun High School Daughter of Silvia (Engineering Center) and Cruz Gonzalez
Congratulations to the 2012 Formosa Family Graduates!
Logan Hawkins Victoria East High School Son of Cliff (OL II) and Michelle Hawkins
Haley Phillips Concordia University Daughter of Stephen (EH&S) and Sherry Phillips
Bailey Voigt Yoakum High School Daughter of Mark (Olefins Mech.) and Daneen Voigt
Trevor Vega Victoria West High School Son of Adolph (PP II) and Chris Vega
Jasper Yeh Palisades Park High School Son of Edward Jung H. Yeh (EC Civil)
Anthony Landry Ganado High School Son of Robert (Olefins I). and Missie Landry
Robyn Kolar Calhoun High School Daughter of Betsy Kolar (HR)
Matt Curry Calhoun High School Son of Jana Curry (Tech. Lab)
Taylor Chavanna Calhoun High School Daughter of Carlos Chavanna (Tech. Lab)
Tara Flanagan Victoria West High School Daughter of Kelly (Marine Traffic) and Laura Flanagan
Dustin Peterson Palacios High School Son of John (LLDPE) and Bonnie Peterson
Brandon Padron TAMU College of Pharmacy Son of David (Inland Traffic) and Rose Padron
Laura Wade Texas A&M University Daughter of Mark (C/A) and Robbie Wade
Chelsye Hernandez Victoria East High School Daughter of Jerry (EG) and Gina Hernandez
Erika Troncosco Victoria East High School Daughter of Humberto (PO I Inst. Maint) & Susana Troncosco
Tanya Fikes Industrial High School Daughter of Chris (OL II) and Debbie Fikes
Kelsie Gerner Texas A&M University Daughter of Rick Gerner (OL II)
Kandace McNeely Edna High School Daughter of Ken (Marine Traffic) and Michelle McNeely
Justine R. Herrera Calhoun High School Daughter of Luis (PP I) and Jennifer Herrera
Justin Lee Jones Jones High School Academy Son of Lee (Utilities) and Cindy Jones
Congratulations to the 2012 Formosa Family Graduates!
Quentin Henderson Calhoun High School Son of Alan (EG) and Sheree Henderson
Lance Schultz Calhoun High School Son of Allan (EG Mech. Maint) and Irene Schultz
Jayda Barton Calhoun High School Daughter of Charlie (OL I) and Pam Barton
Jade Rab Edna High School Daughter of Stephen (PP II) and Pam Rab
Sandy Bates UTMB Galveston Daughter of Scott (HDPE II) and Silvia Bates
Jane Ko Univ. of Texas â€“Austin Daughter of Sherman (EG) and Lilly Ko
Afton Lopez Victoria West High School Daughter of Robert (HDPE II) and Liz Rodriguez
Alexander Innes St. Joseph High School Son of David Innes (HDPE II)
Allyssa Flores Calhoun High School Daughter Hector (EG) and Olda Flores
Brianna Cashio Calhoun High School Daughter of Theresa (Inst. Maint.) and Michael Cashio
Brianna Rozner Tidehaven High School Daughter of Jason (SPVC) and Kim Rozner
Brooke Monney Victoria West High School Daughter of Chad Monney (PVC) and Dana McLaurin
Brooks Bynum Victoria West High School Son of John (PO II Inst. Maint.) and Tamara Bynum
Christian Tuazon Calhoun High School Son of Ray (Elect. Maint.) and Christy Tuazon
Craig Lahodny Texas A&M University Son of Allen (EG) and Pam Lahodny
Dalton Jedlicka Victoria East High School Son of Nathan (Utilities) and Holly Jedlicka
Darian Vasquez Victoria West High School Daughter of B.J. (Utilities) and JoAnn Vasquez
Derrick Hlavaty Ganado High School Son of Mark (Olefins I) and Cindy Hlavaty
Dori Dominguez Victoria East High School Daughter of David (PP II) and Cindy Dominguez
Haley Hereld Edna High School Daughter of Vince (C/A) and Meredith Hereld
Congratulations to the 2012 Formosa Family Graduates!
Hogan Lauer Yoakum High School Son of Ronnie (Analyzer Maint) and Paula Lauer
Hunter Hlavaty Univ. of Texas - Austin Son of Mark (Olefins I) and Cindy Hlavaty
Jordan Berger Cuero High School Daughter of Darryl (PP II) and Elizabeth Berger
Kari Barrios Victoria West High School Daughter of Augustine (Inst; Analyzer) and Melinda Reyna
Kelly Molnoskey Yoakum High School Daughter of Chris (EG) and Melanie Molnoskey
Lainey Beaudoin Industrial High School Daughter of Ed (PP I) and Gayla Beaudoin
Lavonna Roberson Victoria East High School Daughter of Vince Roberson (PC Technical)
Madison Daniel Calhoun High School Granddaughter of Calvin (Cent. Maint) and Betty (OL I) Jemelka
Sage Sexton Calhoun High School Daughter of Randy (Utilities) and Stacy Nichols
Shanice Hughes Victoria East High School Daughter of Oristes (PVC) and Theola Hughes.
Thomas Ovalle Calhoun High School Son of Fernando Ovalle (PE I)
Tyler Foeh Victoria West High School Son of Barry Foeh (C/A)
Whitney Brown Edna High School Granddaughter of Jeff (HDPE II) and Amy Brown
William Hill Industrial High School Son of David (EH&S) and Theresa Hill
Zach Miles St. Joseph High School Son of Samuel (OL II) and Melinda Miles
Preston Whitley Victoria East High School Son of Rocky Whitley (Marine Traffic)
Quinton Garza American Home School Son of Johnny (LLDPE) and Lisa Garza
Joey Briones Victoria West High School Son of Martin Loa (PP II) and Debra Briones
Jarret Ortman St. Joseph High School Son of John Ortman (Formosa Hydrocarbons)
Samantha Maresh Industrial High School Daughter of Scott (LLDPE) and Becky Maresh
Congratulations to the 2012 Formosa Family Graduates!
Heads of the Class Jennifer Den and Daniel Liaou grabbed top honors in the Calhoun High School Class of 2012. Liaou is the class Valedictorian and Den is the class Salutatorian.
Ruben Soliz Victoria College Son of Ruben (HDPE I) and Norma Soliz
Lucas Cruz E.I. Furr High School (Houston) Son of Basilio (PVC) and Sonya (E/C Elect.) Cruz
Jennifer is the daughter of Chuntau (Mechanical Maintenance) and Shulan Den. Daniel is the son of Kuo-Hang (PVC) and Meei-Hwa Liaou. Both Jennifer and Daniel are on their way to the UT – Austin.
A Little Local History In March, 1842 a division of Mexican soldiers appeared in San Antonio and demanded the surrender of the town. The unprepared residents withdrew and on March 10, Pres. Sam Houston called an emergency session of the Texas Congress — but fearing the Mexican Army would invade Austin, decided to meet in Houston. He also ordered that all the state papers be moved to Houston as well. Wary all along that Houston wanted to make his namesake city the new Capital of Texas, the local “Vigilance Committee” made it clear that removal of the state archives would be met with armed resistance. When Houston called the Seventh Congress to order in December, 1842 he sent a company of Texas Rangers to Austin for the purpose of gathering the state papers and moving them to Washington-on-the-Brazos, but also ordered that the lawmen were to avoid any bloodshed. The Austinites were unprepared for a midnight raid and the Rangers loaded up the state papers in the wee hours of the morning and prepared to put Austin in their rearview mirror. Luck was on the side of the locals, however. Angelina Eberly, an innkeeper up early to begin her day, heard the Rangers loading wagons. Realizing the symbols of government were being removed from the city, she raced to the corner of what is now Sixth and Congress in downtown Austin. There she fired a six-pound cannon loaded with grapeshot (kept ready in case of Indian attack) at the Rangers. She missed the document stealin’ scoundrels, but did manage to blow a . hole in the exterior of the State General Land Office building. The roar aroused the sleeping citizens into action, preventing the Rangers from making a clean getaway. Thus began the “Archive War.” On January 1, 1843, the Vigilance Committee under Capt. Mark Lewis commandeered a cannon from the arsenal and overtook the Rangers at Kenney’s Fort on Brushy Creek. The Archive War was a short one, as only a few shots were fired before the documents were surrendered to avoid any loss of life. The archives were returned to Austin remaining there until 1844, when Austin solidified its status as the capital. In the absence of Angelina Eberly’s quickthinking and fast actions, Houston would probably now reign as the capital. In 1846, Eberly left Austin and leased a tavern house in Lavaca, Texas. Eventually, the city would be renamed Port Lavaca. By 1851, she had opened a modest hotel in Indianola, where she lived until her death in 1860. She was laid to rest in what is now known as the Old Town Cemetery near Indianola. Her gravesite is unmarked, possibly as a result of the devastating hurricanes that leveled that once booming seaport, but a small plaque is posted in her memory nearby and a statue in her honor now stands in Austin at the very site at which she fired the cannon shot.
Formosa Family Day BBQ Cookoff
First Place — Cook’s Choice Guadalupe Cookers Head Cook: Clay Coffey
First Place — Ribs
First Place — Beans
VCM Mechanical Head Cook: Jackie Garcia
Bodacious B.B.B.Q. Head Cook: Gloria Ornelas
First Place — Brisket Big D and the Barbie Q’s Head Cook: Daniel Burriss
First Place — Showmanship
Triple Crown Award
Team Honey Badger
Team Honey Badger
Formosa-Tejano Wetlands Recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council Located just south of LaWard on Highway 172 in Jackson County, the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands are a special jewel in the landholdings of Formosa Plastics Corp. – Texas.
on learning center for scores of school children in the area as well as a wildlife viewing area for outdoor enthusiasts. That commitment to conservation and education has not gone unrewarded.
Dedicated in 1999, the original goal of the Wetlands was that of providing wintering habitat for waterfowl and a seasonal stopover for migratory species. In that regard, the 245 acre Wetlands has been functioning as a seasonal habitat for migratory and resident species for thirteen years.
At the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 23rd Annual Symposium, the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands was recognized as a “Certified Wildlife at Work” program. “FPCTexas is very proud of this recognition.” said Bob Wallace, who oversees operations and planning at the Wetlands. “This is a wonderful recognition of our ongoing management and conser-
In addition, the Wetlands serve as an outdoor, hands-
vation strategies for the Wetlands, and to its importance as wildlife habitat.
Sandhill Cranes make their way to roosting sites at the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands last February
Mr. C.L. Tseng Retires from FPC - USA On April 30, 2012, Mr. C. L. Tseng retired from Formosa Plastics after 41 years of dedicated service. Referred to as “Mr. C.L.” by all who knew him, he began his career with Formosa Plastics in 1970 in Taiwan as plant manager of the chlor-alkali plant there and overseeing the construction of the new C/A plant at the Jen Wu site. He next became the PO Division Head, in charge
of building new PE, PP and Utility plants at the Lin Yan site. From 1986-1989, Mr. C.L. was the Chief Engineer for the #6 Naptha Cracker Project before taking charge of the 1989 -1991 expansion at FPC-Texas. After eight years as Operations Division Head and Sr. VP in the Petrochemical and Chemical Segment, he became Exec. VP, FPC -USA.
Mr. C.L. Tseng at his April retirement dinner at FPC-Texas
“Mr. C.L. led FPC-Texas through two major and very successful expansions. Always calm, cool and collected, he was very much the gentleman and an exceptional leader. He made a lasting impression on me,” said FPC-Texas GM Randy Smith. “Mr. C.L. will be missed by all of us at Formosa Plastics. His legacy will long endure.”
Change of Address: New Street Names Inside FPC-Texas The numerical street naming system that has been in place at FPC-Texas for most of its history will soon fade into history itself. Over the next few months, new street signs will go up with give streets in the complex names that should make navigating the plant much easier. The naming system will be built upon the facts that
each of the east-west streets that cross the plant correspond with an existing gate and that north-south streets generally border an easily identifiable operational unit. For example, the street at Gate 2 (currently 20th St.) will become Second Street. The main thoroughfare (currently 30th St.) will be renamed Formosa Drive.
North-south streets will be named based upon the unit just east of the street. For examples, as one enters the plant on Formosa Drive, the street bordering Olefins I on its west will be named (you guessed it) Olefins I and the street bordering the Co-Gen Unit on its west will be named Utilities St. “This is a particularly good
time to revamp our street naming system,” said FPCTexas General Manager, Randy Smith. “With the upcoming expansion and the need to update our maps as SPVC was completed, our management team decided that a more simple and descriptive strategy for identifying streets and intersections was in order.”
Formosa Plastics Group Chairman William Wong’s Visit to FPC – Texas
Pictured L to R: Jack Wu, Walter Chen, Formosa Group Chairman William Wong, Governor Rick Perry, C.T. Lee, Jason Lin and Randy Smith
Formosa Plastics Corp.– Texas GM Randy Smith and fellow Aggie, Governor Rick Perry
C.J. Chen with Walter Chen and Chairman Wong during tour of the Applications Development Lab and the Formosa Plastics Corp. product displays.
Formosa Plastics Group Chairman William Wong is joined by Formosa Plastics Corp. managers during a tour of the Applications Development Lab and viewing of products displays.
Sun Chueh Kao – Product Development Specialist in BTD. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is married to Lee-Lan Lue and has two children, David (27) and Grace (24). He enjoys painting and bonsai. Todd Perkins - Process operator at Formosa Hydrocarbons. He holds a BBA in Finance from UTSA.
Welcome New Hires – 2012 gree in History from the Univ. of Houston, Victoria. He enjoys watching football, baseball, hunting and fishing.
Richard Canchola – Process operator in SPVC. He lives in Victoria, has three children, Bryeton (17), Daryan (15) and Zoe (4).
Jamie Lara – Instrument Tech in Instrument Maintenance. He holds an Instrumentation Certificate from Victoria College. He is married to Erika Lara and lives in Victoria.
Jeffrey Slusher – Operator in EG.
Isaac Nunez – Process operator in SPVC. He is single and lives in Port Lavaca. Ismael Garcia – Instrument tech in Instrument Maintenance. He is married to Elizabeth Garcia and lives in Victoria. He has one child, Ismael. Thomas Warner – VCM Technician in VCM. He holds an A.S. from Victoria College and lives in Victoria.
Front Row: Arriaga, Lara Second Row: J. Garcia, Nunez, Adame, Jacobs Third Row: Wallace, Duran Fourth Row: I. Garcia, Perkins, Boehm, Diaz
John Garcia - Operator in SPVC.
Freddie Castillo – Process operator in SPVC. He lives in Victoria with wife Haley and children Warren (14), Freddie (12), Ashley (10) and Delano (8). He enjoys golf, fishing, travel and camping. Brenferd Williams – Process operator in SPVC. He lives in Victoria with wife Paula and children Lakaylah (11) and Brenae (10).
Caitlin Arriaga - Lab. Tech. in L.S. Q.A.
John Jacobs – Process operator in SPVC. Assoc. Degree from TSTC in Waco. He lives in Edna and is married. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and the outdoors.
Top Row: Escobar, Molina Third Row: Gonzales, Thomas, Cantu, DeLeon Second Row: Weempe, Schultz, Garza, Gregurek
Christopher Henson – Process operator in SPVC. He lives in Victoria with his wife Sharilyn and children, Zack (15), Joseph (12) and Taylor (10).
Christopher Adame – Operator at Formosa Hydrocarbons. He has two children, Chelsea (6) and Connor (2).
Lucas Haynes – Process operator in SPVC.
Jason Wallace – SPVC.
Adrian Marroquin – Process operator in SPVC.
Brian Boehm – Process operator in HDPE II. He holds a Bachelor’s De-
Alexandros Polyzopoulos – Mechanical engineer in Mechanical Maintenance. He holds degrees in Industrial Technology and Mechanical Maintenance from Southeastern Louisiana Univ. and Southern University. Brandi Tieken – Admin. Asst. in OL Division Process Eng. Dept. Jayson Gregurek – Inst. Tech in Instrument Maint. He lives in Sweeny with his wife Jessica and son Connor (3 months). He enjoys hunting, fishing and sports. Fabio Thomas – Process operator in OL II. He holds a BS from Prairie View A&M, lives in Victoria and enjoys hunting, fishing, and sports. Terry Palmer – Process operator in OL II. He lives in Rockport with his wife Deanna and adult children Tiffany and Tabitha. He has three grandchildren and enjoys fishing. Pete Garcia – Process operator in HDPE II. He lives in Victoria and holds a B.S. degree in Management from Park Univ. He has three children Matthew (19), Brandon (17) and Andrew (14). He enjoys golf, swimming and exercising. He is a decorated Army vet. Dionicio Gonzales – Process operator in LLDPE. He holds an AAS from Victoria College and was an honor graduate. He lives in Victoria with his wife Carrie and children Yasmina (4) and Arianna (8).
Javier Duran – Process operator for Formosa Hydrocarbons. He lives in Victoria and Has two children Jay (9) and Jason (5). He enjoys fishing, hunting and camping. Justin Diaz – Process operator in SPVC. He resides in Port Lavaca with his wife, Danitra and their three children Caleb (12) Trevor (5) and Nixon (10 months.
Keith Schultz - Process operator in Olefins II. He holds an AAS from Victoria College and lives in Victoria. Jovan Cantu – Instrument Inspector in EC Instrument. He lives in Victoria and has two children Braedyn and Noah. John Cardona – Olefins II. He lives in Port Lavaca with his wife Joy and children Precille (18) and John (12). Bradley Batchelder – Operator in Olefins II. He holds a design and development degree from Sam Houston State and lives in Palacios. John King – Operator Olefins II. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas State and enjoys strength sports.
Esteban Martinez Jr. – Operator in Olefins II. He lives in Victoria with his wife Kristina and their children Trey (14) and Aaron (12). He enjoys sports, the outdoors and woodworking. Bobby Rubio - Process Operator in Olefins II. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Univ. of Houston - Victoria. He lives in Inez and his hobby is physical fitness. Jaimie Runnels - Process Operator in Olefins II. He lives in Victoria, has one child, Jaylon and enjoys sports. Ryan Saldivar – Process Operator in Olefins II. He holds an Assoc. Degree in Applied Sciences from Victoria College. He enjoys playing drums and was a regional qualifier in powerlifting in high school. Catarino Escobar – Process Operator in Olefins II. He lives in Port Lavaca with his wife Jaclyn and their three children, Katrina (14), Brandon (13) and Thalyn (11). He enjoys coaching kids baseball. Jason Malina – Process Operator in Olefins II. He holds a Assoc. Degree from Del Mar College. He lives in Shiner with wife Sherri and children Jayden and Alexis (15 months). He enjoys BBQ cook-offs , hunting and fishing.
Welcome New Hires – 2012 Scott Smejkal Operator in Olefins II. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Univ. and lives in Victoria with his wife Lesley and their two children Clare (14) and Kyle (12). He enjoys photography and is a fan of college sports.
Horace Woodard Jr. – Operator for CFB. He holds an Assoc. Degree from Wharton Jr. College and lives in Bay City with his wife Cheryl Marie and their children, Candace, Christina and Chelsea. He enjoys fishing, sports, playing dominoes, music and reading. Bruce Janak – Operator in Olefins I. He lives in Goliad and has two adult children and a grandson, Zach (5). He enjoys hunting, fishing and knife-making. Tommy Danysh – Operator in CFB. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Janet. He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and camping. He has four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Conrad Gonzales - Operator in CFB. Assoc. from TAMU-CC. He enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and cars. Jung-Hua “Edward” Yeh – Engineer in EC Civil. He holds a Master’s Degree from NJIT in Newark, N.J. He has one son, Jasper (18).
Back: Hurley, Cihal, Revis, Alvaraez Front: Amejorado, Huang, Vasquez, Reyes Alan Revis – Process Operator in PVC. He holds a BS degree from Prairie View A&M University. He enjoys playing basketball and is also a barber. He is a former sheriff deputy, an Army veteran and was a collegiate sprinter. Clinton Hurley – Operator in CFB. He holds B.S. degree from Texas A&M University. He lives in Port Lavaca with wife Kristina and enjoys fishing and hunting. Scott Reyes – Operator in PVC. He holds a BA from the Art Institute of Colorado. He and wife Carissa have 3 children, Victoria (9), Isabella (6) and Isaiah (4). He enjoys sports, building projects, art, design, landscaping and music.
John Weempe – Process Operator in Olefins II. BBA in Management from Univ. of Houston. Lives in Victoria with wife Amanda and children Connor (10) and Madisyn (4).
Octaviano Salas Jr. - Operator in Olefins I. His lives in Victoria and enjoys fishing and automobiles.
Rene Amejorado – Electrical Technician in Maintenance. He lives in Port Lavaca with his wife Cristella. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Bennie Stanley - Process Operator in Olefins II. He holds a BS degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kingsville. His hobbies include sports, fishing and hunting.
Scott Sutherland – Inst. Tech in Inst. Maintenance. He has an AAS from Victoria College and lives in Lolita.
Jacob DeLeon – Operator in EG. He is married to Yoli DeLeon and have 3 children Val (12), Yazi (4), and Alma (2). He enjoys fishing and hunting.
Janak, Woodard, Danysh and Billings Kassie Billings – Industrial Nurse in EH&S. Kassie is an RN and holds an Assoc. of Applied Science from Victoria College She lives in Port Lavaca with her husband, William and children Brock (7) and Kally (3). She enjoys her family, baking and traveling. Paul Vasquez III – Process Operator in PPI. He lives in Edna with his wife Kim and daughter Megan (18). He enjoys camping, shooting and off-roading. Darrell Cihall – Process Operator in PP I. He lives in Edna with his wife Kan dice and three children Koley (18), Khloe (16) and Darrell (9).
Frankie Alvarez– Operator in PVC Compound. He lives in Port Lavaca with his wife Margaret and enjoys fishing. Yu-Ting (Jay) Huang – Process Engineer in Utilities. He is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering. He enjoys playing sports, movies and photography. Andrew Wu - Electrical Engineer in Electrical Maintenance. He lives in Port Lavaca and is a graduate of Univ. of Texas - Austin Mark Almanzar - Olefins II. He lives in Port Lavaca with his wife Lissette and one child, Christian. Ramiro Rubio – Process Operator in Olefins II. BAAS in Business from Texas A&M Kingsville.
Y.S. Sun; Pitchinâ€™ Washers on FormosaFamily Day Steve Phillips inspecting EHS equipment Reflection of work
Hector Flores recognized by his fellow employees for 20 years of stellar performance in the Ethylene Glycol Unit
Senior Breakfast 2012
David Padron Inland Traffic Formosa Family Day Skilled Labor at work in CFB Plant
Sherman Ko Formosa Family Day
Piping in CFB Plant
Formosa Texas - News and Views - June 2012