Royal Dutch Shell recently named a new vice president for the ethane “cracker” plant project in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, according to the Beaver County Times.

Hillary Mercer assumed the role of vice president for the local Shell project, replacing its former vice president since 2014, Ate Visser. Mercer’s previous experience includes 30 years working for Royal Dutch Shell in a variety of roles. As vice president for the ethane “cracker” project, she will oversee all aspects of the project, from the construction of the plant and safety issues to production and customer relations.

The Beaver County project is a $6 billion investment by the company.

Learn more: Beaver County Times > Shell cracker project gets new executive leadership

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