Canadian Plastics

Women in Manufacturing

September 27, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova Chemicals’ Bobbi Liebrecht

After more than 22 years with Nova, the company’s manufacturing West process and technology leader looks back on her career, and ahead on the growing role of women in plastics.

August 24, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Debra van Holst

The Calgary-based firm’s global director, logistics and customer experience discusses her career, shares some lessons learned, and offers advice for women in plastics.

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.

August 10, 2021  

SPE forms diversity advisory board

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Gardner, senior chemist and materials engineer at Jabil, will chair the board.

June 2, 2021  

Hillenbrand names Kimberly Ryan to succeed outgoing president and CEO Joe Raver

Hillenbrand’s portfolio includes Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters.

May 26, 2021  

British Plastics Federation names Karen Drinkwater as first female president

Drinkwater established Worcester, UK-based JSC Rotational with her husband in 2004, and the company joined the BPF in 2006.

May 13, 2021  

CAMM, Automate Canada name Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund as new president

Diane Deslippe, currently the executive director of CAMM, will be retiring in coming months.

May 11, 2021  

New CEO for recycling systems maker Tomra

The Norway-based firm has named Tove Andersen as its new president and CEO, replacing outgoing head Stefan Ranstrand.

May 11, 2021  

Women in Manufacturing virtual summit is May 13

Leaders and employees of every level – women and men – will find the sessions of interest for an exploration of the importance of fostering and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

May 3, 2021  

Delta Tecnic appoints Lori Parent as sales director in the U.S. and Canada

Headquartered in Spain, Delta Tecnic makes colour concentrates and raw materials for the plastics sector and other industries.

May 3, 2021  

Specialty chemical maker Nouryon appoints Julie Aslaksen to board of directors

Aslaksen brings more than 20 years of strategic legal and business leadership experience, including extensive experience advising boards of directors and executive leadership teams.

April 16, 2021  

New report delves into the gender gap in Canadian manufacturing

The report from the Trillium Network highlights the work that five Ontario manufacturers have done to increase the number of women in their plants.

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.

April 6, 2021  

Coming soon: The Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit is May 13!

Join us on May 13 at 1 pm ET

March 11, 2021  

Packaging supplier Tekni-Plex names Brenda Chamulak as new president and CEO

Effective June 30, she will succeed Paul Young, who will become chairman of Tekni-Plex’s board of directors.

March 8, 2021  

Milliken & Co. appoints Cindy Boiter as executive vice president, chemical division president

Boiter becomes Milliken’s first-ever woman division president.

March 5, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: Nova’s Sarah Marshall

The Calgary-based firm’s director of sustainability looks back on her rise in the polyethylene resin industry.

February 11, 2021  

Apala Mukherjee appointed new president of BASF Canada

The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.