Tom Stoppard wrote the following: "Skill without imagination results in useful products such as wicker baskets while imagination without skill gives us modern art." But what about skill and imagination? In my view, this combination gives us petrochemical process technology (admittedly I am biased)! Why do I say this? Think about it. The petrochemical industry literally takes fire, earth, air, and water and produces all of the plastics, rubbers, and fibers that allow modern living. Surely, that takes both skill and imagination, in large measures.