Paul Tas is NOVA Chemicals’ Director of Polyethylene (PE) Technical Services. He is located at the company’s Center for Performance Applications in Calgary, Alberta, with responsibility for innovation in application development through the use of new product technology to deliver customer success in the current and future marketplace.
NOVA Chemicals’ Center for Performance Applications and Centre for Applications Research make up the largest private research facilities in Western Canada.
Paul’s main focus is creating new technical markets for PE in expanding growth opportunities, including designing for circularity and incorporation of post-consumer resin (PCR). Since he joined NOVA in 2003, he has had roles with increasing responsibility including Product Scientist, Technical Services Team Leader, Corporate Quality Leader, Intelligence Leader, and Market Manager of Food Packaging.
Before moving to Canada, Paul received his MSc in Mathematics and PhD in Polymer Science at the University of Eindhoven and worked in the plastics industry in the Netherlands for more than a decade. He is married and has three children. An avid ski mountaineer, Paul enjoys any kind of outdoor activity.