Nova Chemicals Corp. has made some senior personnel moves with a focus on sustainability.
Greg DeKunder has been named vice president of Nova Circular Solutions, a new business unit focused on lower-emission, recycled solutions that officials said "will be a key driver" in achieving the company's 2030 goal of 30 percent PE sales with recycled content.
DeKunder's focus will be on expanding the company's sustainable product offerings such as Syndigo-brand PE, a new portfolio made entirely from recycled resins. DeKunder joined Nova in 2018 and most recently served as vice president of PE marketing.
Sarah Marshall will follow DeKunder as PE marketing vice president. Marshall has been with Nova for more than 20 years, most recently serving as the firm's first vice president of sustainability. She has previous experience with the firm in PE technical services, R&D and other areas.
In her new role, Marshall will be responsible for driving Nova's market strategy through its Advanced Sclairtech technology platform and for leveraging business opportunities throughout the value chain.
Jennifer Woolfsmith will follow Marshall as sustainability vice president. Woolfsmith has been with Nova for more than 20 years, most recently as chief of staff to the CEO.
As sustainability vice president, she will lead the development and execution of Nova's sustainability strategy.
John Thayer, sales and marketing senior vice president, said that these changes "will set us up to achieve our ambitious 2030 aspirations, while continuing to meet the evolving expectations on our industry from society and our customers."
Calgary-based Nova is one of North America's largest PE resin makers. The firm employs almost 3,000 worldwide and has annual sales of $3.6 billion.