Anthony Chan Tack (Date of Birth: 22nd Sep 1944)
Born on September 22nd, 1944, Anthony Chan Tack grew up in Belmont, East Dry River. He attended Rosary Boys’ RC School and St. Mary’s College in Port-of-Spain. He then attended The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad where he studied chemical engineering and graduated with honours.
Between 1968 and 1999, Chan Tack held several senior technical and managerial posts with Texaco, Trintoc and Petrotrin. In these positions, he managed a fuel refinery that also manufactured petrochemicals and base lube oils, was a general manager, and directed business and strategic planning and marketing. He later became CEO of the Titan Methanol Company, Managing Director of Methanex Trinidad Unlimited and President of Atlas Methanol Unlimited, as well as Chairman of Trinidad Methanol Company.
Mr Chan Tack’s many achievements have revolutionised the local petrochemical sector. In 2000, under his leadership as Chief Technical Officer, he managed Titan’s interest throughout the construction, commissioning and operation of the 2500 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) Titan Methanol Plant. Shortly after, Methanex Inc acquired the assets of the Titan Methanol Company and established the local subsidiary, Methanex Trinidad Unlimited, appointing Chan Tack as Managing Director.
Methanex Inc also initiated the Atlas Methanol Company, a joint venture with British Petroleum of Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT), which involved the construction and operation of the 5000 MTPD Atlas Methanol Plant in 2004. When they were built, Titan was the largest methanol plant in the Americas, and Atlas was the largest single train unit in the world. Both are located at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and operate as globally competitive, reliable, low-cost manufacturing plants. In the companies he managed, Chan Tack improved efficiency and productivity, reduced operating costs, and promoted a high performance culture and learning environment.
Mr. Anthony Chan Tack has served as Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company and Alutrint, and on the boards of several energy sector companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards.