Women in Manufacturing
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.
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.
Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability
The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.
SPE forms diversity advisory board
Dr. Elizabeth Anne Gardner, senior chemist and materials engineer at Jabil, will chair the board.
Hillenbrand names Kimberly Ryan to succeed outgoing president and CEO Joe Raver
Hillenbrand’s portfolio includes Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters.
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.
CAMM, Automate Canada name Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund as new president
Diane Deslippe, currently the executive director of CAMM, will be retiring in coming months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plastics industry profile: GreenMantra’s Jodie Morgan
The CEO of Ontario-based clean technology leader GreenMantra Technologies discusses her career and some lessons learned.
Coming soon: The Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit is May 13!
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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.
Milliken & Co. appoints Cindy Boiter as executive vice president, chemical division president
Boiter becomes Milliken’s first-ever woman division president.
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.
Apala Mukherjee appointed new president of BASF Canada
The Mississauga, Ont.-based chemical maker has appointed company veteran Apala Mukherjee to the position.