The Plaza Group Adds Staff to Support Continued Growth

Leading international petrochemical marketer The Plaza Group hires two new employees to support expansion.

Houston, TX, March 31, 2012 --( The Plaza Group, a leader in the international petrochemical marketing industry, has announced the hiring of Araceli Blas to the position of customer service representative and Wendy Urbanski to executive assistant.

Randy Velarde, The Plaza Group President, said the company continues to experience significant global growth and is adding key personnel to support its expansion. “Exceptional customer service is one of our core business values. The addition of Araceli Blas and Wendy Urbanski to The Plaza Group team will ensure we maintain unsurpassed levels of service as we grow,” Velarde said.

Araceli Blas
Blas will join The Plaza Group as a Customer Service Representative, and will be responsible for providing support in all areas of the petrochemical marketing process, from coordinating sales to scheduling and confirming shipments. She will also monitor and forecast inventory activity to track movement and assess ongoing product availability.

Wendy Urbanski
Urbanski will join The Plaza Group as an Executive Assistant, providing support to executive management and participating in corporate accounting projects. She has more than 14 years experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining The Plaza Group, Blas served as an accountant for Magnum Transcontinental Corporation and Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Blas graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance.

Most recently, Urbanski served as the executive administrative assistant to the President of Pinnergy LTD. She was also a corporate accountant for Valero Corporation. Urbanski graduated from the University of Texas-San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration-Accounting.

About The Plaza Group
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, The Plaza Group is a multi-million dollar international marketing company of refinery and petrochemical products. The company is a marketer of certain chemical products for Blue Island Phenol LLC, Husky Oil, HollyFrontier, CEPSA, Mitsui, Dow, Polimeri Europa, Honam, Shell, Valero, Sumitomo and Total Petrochemicals. For orders call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company’s web site at
The Plaza Group
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440.333.0001 ext. 105