Chris Bezaire is calling it a career after 30 years with Nova Chemicals.
Although he won't turn 53 until April 1, Bezaire — the firm's senior vice president of polyethylene — has been with Nova and predecessor firm DuPont Canada since 1988.
Nova PE marketing Vice President John Thayer will assume Bezaire's role.
Bezaire began his career as a process engineer at a PE site in Sarnia, Ontario, he said in a recent interview with Plastics News. He then held a variety of management roles, including executive positions in investor relations, finance and corporate planning.
In 2011, Bezaire was appointed to Nova's management board.
In a news release, Bezaire said he's been "extremely fortunate with Nova Chemicals to have enjoyed many different roles with great people in different functions and locations."
"I look forward to the next phase of my life, knowing that at Nova Chemicals we've built a solid foundation for significant growth ahead," he added.
Bezaire is exiting at a time when the PE market both at Nova and throughout North America is thriving as a result of low-priced shale gas feedstock.