press release

Texaco Press Release - Unipure Corporation Names Ronald J. Robinson President and CEO

The following press release was issued by UniPure Corporation.


HOUSTON, Sept. 18 - UniPure Corporation has appointed Dr. Ronald J. Robinson, to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to continuing to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective September 1. Dr. Robinson will retain his role as President of Texaco's Corporate Technology Division. Headquartered in Houston, UniPure Corporation develops and commercializes process technologies consistent with a PureEnergySM strategy, which is focused on desulfurization and upgrading of hydrocarbons. The company holds several U.S. and Foreign patents in emulsion-breaking, desulfurization and upgrading, each of which is designed to address the economic, operational and environmental challenges associated with the needs that exist throughout the world today. Commenting on Dr. Robinson's appointment, Carin Barth of LB Capital, Inc. and member of the Board of Directors of UniPure Corporation said, "Ron brings extensive and valuable knowledge, experience and leadership to his new role, which is sure to benefit UniPure Corporation." UniPure Corporation and Texaco Inc. announced in October of 2000, Texaco's acquisition of 20 percent equity interest in UniPure Corporation. The agreement continues the joint development of UniPure's proprietary technology for the desulfurization of crude oil.

Updated: September 2001