Westlake Chemical's CEO, Albert Chao, Named International Executive of the Year

Westlake Chemical's CEO, Albert Chao, Named International Executive of the Year

Greater Houston Partnership and Kiwanis Club of Houston Sponsor Award

HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that Mr. Albert Chao, the company's President & CEO, has been selected as the 2011 International Executive of the Year by the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and the Kiwanis Club of Houston in cooperation with the City of Houston, Harris County and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Awarded annually over the past 25 years, the International Executive of the Year recognizes an outstanding business person who has demonstrated the global leadership that continues to make Houston a center of international business. Focusing on innovations, business strategies and vision, the International Executive of the Year is one of GHP's most prestigious international business awards and events.

This has been a special year of recognition for Westlake Chemical Corporation, including the company's selection as the Houston Chronicle's Company of the Year, the celebration of the company's 25th anniversary and this prestigious award for Mr. Chao.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products including pipe, windows and fence. For more information, including career opportunities, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlake.com.

SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation

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