Cooper appointed president of Neste US
Chris Cooper has been appointed president of Neste US as of July 1, the company announced June 28.
In his new role, he will be responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets, and he acts as Neste’s primary representative for the external community in the U.S.
Cooper is currently Neste’s vice president of renewable aviation in the Americas.
“The U.S. presents important opportunities for our growth strategy in sales and trading, renewable feedstock supply and production, and we want to further strengthen our position in the country,” said Matti Lehmus, president and CEO of Neste Corp. “I am very happy to appoint Chris to lead the fast-growing U.S. organization and to further accelerate our renewables’ growth-strategy execution in the market.”
Cooper said, “I am excited about Neste's purpose of creating a healthier planet for our children. Neste has high ambition to provide its customers sustainable solutions for decarbonizing transportation and for replacing the crude oil-based fossil feedstock with renewable solutions. I am very much looking forward to working with our Neste people in the U.S., and I am eager to continue cooperating not only with aviation customers, but with all U.S.-based forerunner partners and companies, and to support our renewable production platform including raw-material sourcing to drive the change for a more sustainable future.”
Neste’s regional headquarters in North America is in Houston, Texas, and the company employs more than 500 people across the U.S.
Neste’s renewable waste- and residue-sourcing platform in the U.S. includes fully owned Mahoney Environmental, a leading collector and recycler of used cooking oil, and Agri Trading, one of the largest independent renewable waste and residue fat and oil traders in the U.S.