NOVA Chemicals names new Vice President and President of Olefins and Feedstocks


NOVA Chemicals today announced the appointment of Val Mirosh as Vice President of NOVA Chemicals and President of olefins and Feedstocks.

Starting on July 1, 2003, Mirosh will lead NOVA Chemicals' Canadian olefins and feedstocks strategy and development from the company's Canadian Operating Center in Calgary. He will report to Dale Spiess, Sr. Vice President and President of Global Olefins/Polyolefins business.

Mirosh has 35 years experience in the petrochemical and energy industry. Prior to NOVA Chemicals, he held various senior executive roles at TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. He served as the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Strategy and Northern Development; Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development; President, Alberta Natural Gas Company; and the Executive Vice President of Operations for Alberta Natural Gas Company. Prior to TransCanada Pipelines, he was a Partner at the Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon, working on legal matters relating to the petrochemical, oil and gas, and mineral industries.

"Val has a deep knowledge of the petrochemical industry in Canada and will ensure that the company stays connected to and ahead of the oil and gas markets as well as regulatory changes in Canada," says Spiess. "He also has a pivotal role to advance and maintain the company's strong relationships with major feedstock producers".

Mirosh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1968 from the University of Alberta and holds a 1970 Master of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Alberta in 1973.

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