Canadian Plastics


November 30, 2021  

Nova names Alan Schrob as PCR development manager

Schrob previously held the title of senior leader, market management for the company.

November 24, 2021  

Bekum America leader, Plastics Hall of Fame member Martin Stark passes away

Stark, 81, had a 50-plus year career in the plastics industry, ultimately serving as Bekum’s chairman.

November 23, 2021  

Management is so passé — it’s co-creation that workers are demanding

Co-creation will allow us to thrive in meeting the changing demands of key stakeholders like employees, customers and governments.

November 22, 2021  

People Progress

Some of the latest industry appointments.

November 15, 2021  

Medline Canada opens supplies and equipment distribution hub in Guelph, Ontario

The 600,000-square-foot facility employs 140 people and has approximately 25,000 different medical products in inventory.

November 10, 2021  

Plastics training specialist Andy Routsis passes away

Routsis, 63, was the founder of Dracut, Mass.-based Routsis Training.

November 8, 2021  

Conair Group names Jason Ganim as president

Ganim’s background includes almost 30 years in sales, management and executive leadership, as well as a degree in finance.

November 5, 2021  

Festo appoints new director of sales for Canada

The industrial control and automation manufacturer has named Jean-Francois Paquette to the position.

November 3, 2021  

Polykar names Harinder Tamber as director of sales for flexible packaging

Tamber’s previous roles include positions with Polymer Resin and Film Extrusion Consultants, Canada Colors & Chemicals, and Macro Engineering & Technology.

November 2, 2021  

ChemSpec Canada names David Jackson as managing director

Jackson was previously president and CEO of Ferguson Chemical Innovations.

November 1, 2021  

Anthony O’Donovan named as new president, CEO of Arkema Inc.

O’Donovan will oversee Arkema activities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and will also be the regional head of Arkema Group in North America.

November 1, 2021  

Packaging supplier Lacerta Group appoints Peter Lennox as new CEO

Ali Lotfi, who co-founded the Mansfield, Mass.-based company in 1993 and has been CEO since inception, will become its chief commercial officer and remain a Board member.

October 18, 2021  

Cyber security tops concerns among Canadian small business owners: poll

Forty per cent of small businesses identified that having devices infected by a virus or malware is now perceived as their biggest threat, the new RBC poll shows.

October 7, 2021  

Vecoplan expands after-sales operations

The shredder maker has added two new leadership executives and five team members.

September 23, 2021  

KraussMaffei appoints new sales manager for extrusion in Canada

Sean Doran has nearly 27 years of experience in plastics machinery and systems sales.

September 22, 2021  

SPE thermoforming division honours James Alongi with Lifetime Achievement Award

Alongi is president of Maac Machinery Corp. in Carol Stream, Ill., and has been a member of the division for nearly 25 years.

September 3, 2021  

Asahi Kasei names Todd Glogovsky as new president and COO

Glogovsky, who joined Asahi Kasei in 2017, has over 30 years of plastics experience.

September 1, 2021  

Outgoing LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel named as new CEO of W.R. Grace

Maryland-based specialty chemicals and materials supplier W.R. Grace was recently acquired by global industrial company Standard Industries.

August 27, 2021  

Nexeo names Nathan Wiker as VP of North American commercial sales

Wiker takes over from Arturo Hoyo, now vice president of North America product line management for the thermoplastics distributor. 

August 25, 2021  

Lubrizol names Chris Brown as new CEO

Brown succeeds Eric Schnur, who served as CEO of the additives maker since January 2017.

August 25, 2021  

LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel to retire at end of 2021

Patel joined LyondellBasell in 2010, was appointed CEO in 2015, and oversaw a series of strategic global investments.

August 17, 2021  

Thermal Care names new regional manager for Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec

Industry veteran Peter Falise will also manage the Northeastern U.S.

August 17, 2021  

Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability

The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.

June 10, 2021  

Graham Engineering makes international sales appointment

The firm has named Vladimir Ilyutovich as director of international sales for extruders and systems.

May 25, 2021  

KraussMaffei appoints Jörg Bremer as new CFO

Bremer, 44, will also become the CFO of the Shanghai-listed KraussMaffei Co. Ltd. and a member of the KraussMaffei Group management board.

April 10, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: GreenMantra’s Jodie Morgan

The CEO of Ontario-based clean technology leader GreenMantra Technologies discusses her career and some lessons learned.

December 20, 2018  

Memorial service scheduled for Bill Carteaux on Jan. 13

The Celebration of Life service for Carteaux, who died on Dec. 10, will be held in the Atrium Ballroom of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

July 17, 2017  

Bunting Magnetics names new CFO

Bill Wagner, who has 20 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, and forecasting, is Newton, Kansas-based Bunting’s new chief financial officer.

August 8, 2016  

CPIA announces 2016/17 board of directors

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named its

April 12, 2016  

Lee Sobocinski appointed president of Thermal Care

IPEG Inc., an industrial group with subsidiaries serving the

April 5, 2016  

SPE to honour four industry leaders at ANTEC 2016

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will present its

December 11, 2015  

The 2015 CPIA Leadership Awards