Lotte Chemical USA Corporation (“LC USA”) has a diverse and experienced leadership team from around the globe and from various industries. Our leaders each have decades of experience in their fields of expertise and use this to direct the company. The team prides itself on its knowledge, skills and abilities in the petrochemical industry and within their individual areas of expertise.

This group led LC USA to its early successes and will continue to strategically guide the company to the next level. Our future includes great opportunities and we have a strong team to lead us.


ChinYup (CY) Kim

President & CEO

Mr. ChinYup (CY) Kim assumed the role of President and CEO of Lotte Chemical USA Corporation in December of 2023.  Mr. Kim has been with Lotte for more than 30 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Lotte Chemical’s Monomer Group.  Mr. Kim previously worked in the U.S. leading the Lotte Chemical Corporation Houston Branch from 2013 To 2018.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s of International Economics, and an MBA.  Mr. Kim has served in various, progressive, leadership roles culminating in the extensive business experience he brings to his role as CEO of Lotte Chemical USA Corporation.


Steven Parker

Site Director

Steven Parker was named Site Director for Lotte Chemical USA Corporation’s (“LC USA”) Louisiana manufacturing site in February of 2024.  In July of 2021, Mr. Parker originally joined the Lotte team as Plant Manager for Lotte Chemical Louisiana LLC (“LCLA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of LC USA.  LCLA is an Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol plant.  Under his leadership, LCLA achieved multiple production and safety records.

Mr. Parker began his career at Dow Chemical, where he spent 17 years and rose to become a Global Manufacturing Leader over plants in Germany, South America and the US.  He also spent 16 years in Management Consulting as a Senior Vice President and Global Engagement Leader, helping companies around the world identify and improve maintenance and operational processes.

Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and is a board member of the Lake Area Industry Alliance and the SWLA Chamber of Commerce.

Elaine Hurvitz

Executive Director, Human Resources

Elaine Hurvitz is an Executive Director for Lotte Chemical USA Corporation (“LC USA”) and serves as the Executive Director, Human Resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Towson University and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Notre Dame University of Maryland.

Ms. Hurvitz began her career in Human Resources in the banking, insurance, and professional consulting business sectors. Over the last thirty (30) plus years, Ms. Hurvitz has worked in the chemicals business sector leading Human Resources’ departments for various chemical companies.

Some of these companies include CRI International, Inc., LyondellBassell, and KMG Chemicals, Inc. In early 2016, Ms. Hurvitz joined Lotte Chemical USA Corporation as the head of Human Resources.

Ms. Hurvitz is an expert in Human Resources with particular emphasis on the building and establishment of Human Resources infrastructure, strategic direction, M&A, integration, labor and employment law, and business leadership.

Woong Jae (OJ) Lee

Executive Director, Commercial

Mr. Woong Jae (“OJ”) Lee has more than 20 years’ experience in the chemical production industry. He began his career as a Process Engineer and held positions with increasing responsibilities over the years. Mr. Lee was part of the core team that established Lotte Chemical USA Corporation (“LC USA”) and its subsidiaries LACC, LLC and Lotte Chemical Louisiana, LLC. This project began in 2014 with official groundbreaking in 2016. In 2019, he was named Commercial Director for LC USA where today he is responsible for the commercial and supply chain teams.

Mr. Lee has worked for Lotte Chemical Corporation (Korea) for twenty-five (25) years. He began his career as a Process Engineer and worked as Project Manager, Production Manager, Deputy General Manager, and General Manager before being named to the LC USA project as the Commercial Project Manager and now, Commercial Executive Director.

Mr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.

Taeyul (TY) Kim

LACC President

Mr. Taeyul Kim was appointed President of LACC as of February 2024 by the LACC Board of Directors. Mr. Kim has worked with Lotte Chemical Corporation since 1994, serving in many capacities throughout his 30-year career. A mechanical engineer by trade, Mr. Kim has successfully led large, multi-million-dollar projects, from design stage to full implementation, on budget and on time.

Most recently he has served as a Project Director and Maintenance Director for the company and is well versed in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, problem solving, cost controls, problem analyses, budgeting, and leading overall plant processes.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.

Ik-Soo (Justin) Kim

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kim joined the Lotte Chemical USA Corporation (“LC USA”) team as CFO in November of 2023.  Mr. Kim has worked with Lotte Chemical Corporation in Korea for more than two decades.  He began his career in product cost accounting in 2002.  Mr. Kim advanced over the years through various accounting and finance positions growing his skills in the field.  His last position was as General Manager for the Lotte Chemical Corporation accounting team, where he was responsible for supervising all accounting operations, merger and acquisition accounting review and establishing accounting policy.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pusan National University.