Tullos succeeds Ronnie Lohr, who is retiring after more than 32 years with Atofina and its predecessor companies.
With Atofina for nine years, Mr. Tullos was vice president of Corporate Account Relations, but has also held positions as purchasing manager and as business manager for chlor-alkali.
Mr. Tullos has built a solid career in the chemical industry. Beginning in sales with Ethyl Corporation, he moved to Great Lakes Chemical as a regional sales manager and later as the global business manager for fluorochemicals. Just prior to joining Atofina, Mr. Tullos was vice president of sales and marketing for the National Foam subsidiary of Chubb Fire Protection, Inc.
Mr. Tullos has a BS degree in agricultural engineering and an MBA from Louisiana State University.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Atofina Chemicals, Inc. employs 3,000 people and produces high-performance chemicals and polymers. The Company reported sales in 2001 of $1.4 billion. Atofina Chemicals is part of ATOFINA, the world's 6th largest chemical company with 72,000 employees and sales in 2001 of $17.5 billion (EUR19.6 billion). Atofina is the chemical branch of TotalFinaElf, the world's 4th largest oil and gas company with 123,000 employees and sales in 2001 of $94 billion (EUR105 billion).