Charles Dabadie has been named ExxonMobil Chemical Co.’s regional manufacturing manager, Americas manufacturing, and is being replaced by Jennifer Dunphy as plant manager at ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Plastics.
Dabadie will remain in Baton Rouge and have responsibility for single-unit chemical facilities in Louisiana, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Brazil.
Dunphy, a native of Oklahoma, began her career with ExxonMobil in 1993 at the Beaumont Polyethylene Plant. From 1993 to 2006, she held various positions with the chemical company in the polymers, basic chemicals and intermediates businesses. In 2006, Dunphy became operations area manager for ExxonMobil Pipeline, and in 2008 moved to New Jersey as plant manager at the Edison Synthetics Plant. She returned to Baytown, Texas, in 2011 as general manager of technology licensing, and in 2014 became the global oxo marketing manager.
Dabadie has served on the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance board of directors and the CRISIS coalition. He serves on the University College Advisory Board at LSU and is a member of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center advisory board. Dabadie has also actively supported workforce development programs in the North Baton Rouge and Baker areas and will continue to be engaged in the community.
Founded in 1968, ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Plastics Plant employs nearly 360 employees and contractors. The facility is located on 118 acres on La. 19 in Scotlandville and produces low-density polyethylene and ethylene elastomer products. End products include plastic films, molding, adhesives, oil additives, automotive hoses, belts, seals and bumpers, roofing and various film and non-woven products.