Wollerau ZH, Switzerland
Paul Gooch is an internationally recognized Supply Chain expert with more than 30 years experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Trade, Customer Service, Work Process Reengineering, and M&A Project Management in the oil and chemical industry.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of The Logical Group, a Supply Chain practice providing consultancy services and interim management to the Chemical and Logistics industries. He has an extensive global network in the Logistics industry.
Prior to creating his firm, Paul was a career executive with The Dow Chemical Company for more than 25 years. He held regional leadership roles in the United Kingdom and Benelux, and subsequently became European Logistics Director with responsibility for a $500m spend, Logistics Work Process owner and Global Director for Dow’s international trade and marine container activities. He was also European Customer Service leader.
Paul was a founder member of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) Supply Chain Think Tank, first established in 2003, and contributed to a number of reports on Supply Chain best practice, collaboration and chemical clusters (most recently the EPCA report on Sustainable Chemical Supply and Logistics Chains).
Paul has been a member of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) Logistics Committee, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Logistics Committee, Chairman of the Board, Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), and is a member of Gerson Lehrman Group. He is a frequent speaker on Logistics at industry Conferences in Europe, Middle East, and North America.