The Noble Group has announced the formation of a new division for the global merchandising of petrochemicals. The division will focus on aromatic chemicals, styrene and ethylene glycol.

The new activity will be led by John Johnson and Gregory Richards who will open a new office for Noble Americas in Houston, Texas.

Johnson and Richards come to Noble from Shell Chemicals and collectively bring over 35 years of chemical industry experience. Noble will start up this new chemical activity by July 1.  Plans are underway to open additional offices in Asia and Europe to complete a global network.