Univar Inc., a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services has named Jeffrey Carr as general counsel and corporate secretary effective, May 11, 2017.
Carr brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate law, including more than 10 years as the General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Technologies, Inc. a diversified manufacturing company serving energy, air transport and food processing industries. As General Counsel, Carr was responsible for oversight of governance, regulatory, compliance, commercial, litigation, securities and other corporate matters. He also developed unique legal delivery concepts that drove process excellence and efficiency for the legal function.
“Jeff’s comprehensive record of accomplishment as a general counsel in industry will be a tremendous asset to Univar,” said Stephen Newlin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Univar. “Jeff has demonstrated the ability to deliver legal compliance services efficiently and effectively, all while acting as a key support resource for corporate business teams.”
Carr most recently served as President of ValoremNext LLC, part of the ValoremGroup, a company dedicated to changing the delivery of legal services. Prior to his role at FMC Technologies, Carr practiced international trade law in Washington, D.C., and clerked for The Honorable Murray M. Schwartz, United States District Court judge for the District of Delaware.
Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He also completed post-graduate studies in international business and affairs.
Source: Univar Inc.
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?