Mr. Wallace joins Westlake with over 20 years of legal experience. He began his legal career with the law firm of Baker Botts where he was a partner in the corporate law section and worked on numerous mergers, acquisitions, financing and securities transactions for both domestic and overseas clients. After leaving Baker Botts Mr. Wallace held several corporate legal positions with responsibility for U.S. and international activities, and most recently he served as the Vice President – Legal Affairs of Transworld Oil U.S.A., Inc., a company with global interests in oil, gas and refining. Mr. Wallace has a B.A. from Rice University, a Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Houston.
Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, vinyl intermediates, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence.