NOVA Chemicals Employees Receive Three Canadian Plastics Industry Leadership Awards

Recognized for Outstanding Commitment and Dedication to Innovation and Sustainability

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (October 7, 2019) – Three NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) employees have been awarded by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (“CPIA”) for outstanding dedication to innovation and sustainability. The awards were presented at CPIA’s Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner Celebration on Oct. 2, 2019 in Woodbridge, Ontario.

“We applaud the CPIA for its many programs to advance the Canadian plastics industry and all of the award winners who are transforming our industry with their tireless work and passion. We are especially proud to recognize our own awardees for their efforts to shape a world that is better tomorrow than it is today,” said Todd Karran, President and CEO, NOVA Chemicals.

Jonathan Quinn, Market Development Manager, NOVA Chemicals’ Polyethylene Business, received the Plastics Industry Young Leaders Award which recognizes individuals under 40 who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and sustainability efforts. Over the past several years, Quinn has led research to better understand consumer trends, especially in eCommerce and consumer packaged goods. He drives packaging innovation and sustainability initiatives, including recyclability and improved performance, through value chain collaboration.

Sarah Marshall, Director of Sustainability, NOVA Chemicals, and Dave Schwass, Senior Advisor, Environmental Affairs, NOVA Chemicals, were recognized with the CanPlast Award for contributing their time, energy and expertise to improving the competitive and environmental performance of the Canadian plastics industry.

Marshall is a strong advocate for a plastics circular economy, working with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations and others to help create innovative solutions for plastics recycling and recovery. She is a member of the Board of Directors, and former Chair, of the CPIA.

Schwass has served as the President of the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association and volunteer for the association for over 20 years, making considerable contributions to the association and the industry in Alberta. He has also contributed to the advancement of sustainability on the national level as a long-time member of the CPIA sustainability committee, working with many stakeholders to find plastics sustainability solutions.

“This year, we are delighted to celebrate 20 individuals and companies who have demonstrated leadership and excellence, contributing immeasurably to the plastics industry in the areas of innovation, sustainability and more,” said Carol Hochu, President and CEO of CPIA. “NOVA Chemicals has been an enormous supporter for many years and its commitment to sustainability is evident in the actions of its employees.”

About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life healthier, easier and safer. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visit NOVA Chemicals on the Internet at


Since 1943, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association has served as the national voice for and leader in plastics industry sustainability across Canada, representing the interests of plastics value chain including resin and raw material suppliers, processors/converters, equipment suppliers, recyclers and brand owners.

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