CP50: NOVA Chemicals Inc.

Company Information

Nova Chemicals beginnings date back more than 50 years ago in southeastern Alberta, Canada, as The Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. On July 2, 1998, NOVA Chemicals Corp. was launched as an independent, publicly traded chemical company. The company is incorporated in Canada with executive offices in Pittsburgh and is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges as NCX. Today, Nova Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals that are essential to everyday life. Its current businesses and joint ventures focus on two product chains: ethylene and polyethylene and styrene and polystyrene. The company develops value-added products and technology for customers worldwide that produce consumer, industrial and packaging products.

Company Officers

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    Randy G. Woelfel

    Chief Executive Officer

    Randy joined NOVA Chemicals as Chief Executive Officer in November 2009. He has more than 30 years of extensive industry experience, beginning his career with Shell Oil Company in 1977. While at Shell Oil, Randy was a key member of the team which helped create Montell Polyolefins - today part of LyondellBasell. He subsequently held the positions of President Basell International and President Basell North America. Most recently, Randy was Managing Director of Energy for the Houston Technology Center, Texas' largest incubator and accelerator for emerging technology companies; and President of Cereplast, Inc, a bioplastics developer.

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    Todd D. Karran

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Todd Karran assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in November 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience - joining NOVA Chemicals in 1985. Todd held various leadership positions within NOVA Chemicals Corporation including Vice President, Corporate Development & Treasurer; Chief Information Officer; Vice President, Applications; and Vice President and Controller, Olefins/Polyolefins.

Investor Information

For the latest financial reports, visit: http://www.novachem.com/InvestorCenter/investor_financialhome.cfm

Contact Information

  • NOVA Chemicals Inc.
  • 1550 Corpls Hts Rd Ste 1
  • Coraopolis, Pa. 15108-2973
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Nova Chemicals’ products are broken down into six categories. They include Surpass Polystyrene Resins, Sclair Polyethylene Resins, Novapol Polyethylene Resins, Arcel Advanced Foam Resin, Dylark Automotive Resins and Dylite EPS Resins. NOVA Chemicals also produces ethylene and a variety of energy co-products.