Merichem Company, a global partner serving the oil and gas industries with focused technology, chemical, and service solutions, announced today that Dr. Patrick Hickey has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for Merichem Company, effective March 1, 2013. “Patrick’s strategic vision and his knowledge of how Merichem’s technologies increase value for our customers position the company for continued growth,” said Ms. Kendra Lee, Merichem Company’s Chairman of the Board. This move follows the retirement of long time CEO, Mr. Kenneth Currie in January.
Dr. Hickey began his career at Merichem as the Manager of Research and Technical Services and later served as Director of Research and Vice President of Research, Development & Technology. In 2009, Dr. Hickey was appointed President of Merichem Chemicals & Refinery Services LLC and Executive Vice President of Merichem Company. He was promoted to President of Merichem Company in April, 2010 and the Board of Directors in 2012.
Dr. Hickey earned his Bachelors of Chemical Engineering (1989) and Masters of Chemical Engineering (1990) degrees from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University (1993).