Melissa Hockstad

All posts by Melissa Hockstad

Melissa Hockstad is the former Vice President of Petrochemicals for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit AFPM.org.

What basketball would be without petchems: “Nothing but net” … and not even that

This week my beloved University of Virginia Cavaliers kick off their 2016-2017 men’s basketball season with the first game of the season. I’m ready to go to the stadium and cheer the team on to victory. When you watch basketball,...

/ November 10, 2016

Election Day 2016 – A Vote for Petrochemicals

Election Day 2016 in the U.S. is almost here, and the anticipation is building as this important day nears. On November 8, Americans will go to the polls to vote for a new President, members of Congress, and state and...

/ October 24, 2016

Expanding Industries’ Reach en Español

Over the last few years, AFPM has increased its efforts to attract people to the wide range of careers in the fuel and petrochemical industries in anticipation of not only a wave of retirements that will hit the industries in...

/ September 22, 2016

Petrochemicals: The Building Blocks for Wind and Solar Energy

Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest alternative energy update. Wind and solar power continues to lead this energy mix. If you pause for a minute, have you ever stopped to realize that petrochemical-derived materials are critical...

/ August 29, 2016