Bringing fresh energy to the global polymer industry

We are North America’s only single-site PDH/PP producer and we’re bringing fresh energy and new ideas to the global polymer industry. From our production complex in Alberta, Canada, to our sales headquarters in New Jersey, United States (U.S.), and to our storage-in-transit capabilities in between: We’re focused on creating a superior customer experience from order to shipment.

With a nameplate capacity of 525,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year, Heartland represents only the second new PP capacity added to the North American market in a decade. Our integrated facility was built with sustainability in mind from the very start. From lower GHG emissions to reduced freshwater uptake, we’ve spared no effort to seek new and smarter ways to produce the high-demand products that shape almost every area of our lives.

From our state-of-the-art quality control labs to our customer success group, we are delivering responsibly produced polypropylene products. Our business model was designed from direct feedback provided during industry consultations, which we conducted before our plant was in service. We have created our systems and processes and our sales and customer service program with an understanding of the shifting nature of the polymer industry and the daily demands that manufacturers, processors and converters face in the pursuit to remain competitive. We are committed to continual improvement and industry feedback.

Our motto is: “We believe in better,” and we’re working hard to prove it every day.

Meet the team

Yonas Kebede, Director of Sales & Marketing

Yonas joined Heartland Polymers, in 2019 after spending 18 years at a leading plastics manufacturer. He started his career selling polyethylene and polypropylene for Quantum Chemical (today part of LyondellBasell) out of their New Jersey office. The opportunity to build a modern-day polymer company from the ground up – integrating leading sustainability measures with an unparalleled customer service model – was what drove Yonas to join Heartland Polymers. Yonas holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Michigan State University and resides in Northern New Jersey.

Alberto Blanco, Senior Account Manager

Alberto is a seasoned account manager and business development specialist. Prior to joining Heartland Polymers, he worked in chemical distribution where he focused on sales of specialty additives and polyolefins to the color compounding, construction and agricultural industries. Afterwards, he joined a global Fortune 1000 company where he specialized in sales of fluoroplastics and specialty additives to the compounding, automotive and consumer electronics industries in North America and LATAM markets.

David Marnalse, P. Eng., Senior Account Manager

David brings more than 20 years of experience to his role with the Heartland Polymers team and is most looking forward to delivering a new and more efficient customer experience to help industry meet the challenges of modern production. David holds a Bachelor of Science Structural Engineering and has worked across many facets of the industry. He is extremely excited by advances in social and environmental sustainability demonstrated by Heartland Polymers – and looks forward to even better things ahead.

Matt McKinnon, Senior Account Manager

Matt joins Heartland Polymers with over 10 years of experience in the sales and marketing of plastic resin. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2017 Matt was named a rising star of the plastics industry by Plastics News. Prior to beginning his career in plastics, Matt was an investment banking analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets where he gained experience in trading, corporate credit and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Julio Muzquiz, Supervisor, Technical Service & Product Compliance

Julio brings unparalleled technical expertise to Heartland Polymers, backed by more than 25 years of providing polyolefins technical support for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), and Polypropylene (PP) resins. He has provided analytical and developmental support to customers using blown film, rotational moulding, Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP), woven and non woven PP, PP profile and stretch film conversion processes. He is highly engaged with the quality control process and adept at applying analytical tools for quality investigations and polymer characterization.

Our geographic advantage

At Heartland, where we are is almost as important as who we are. Our Heartland Petrochemical Complex is located in a major industrial hub in Alberta, Canada. We’re a long way from areas with unstable weather that can disrupt production. Our facility is connected via rail to a vast network of storage facilities and to international ports across North America and our rail cars use state-of-the-art GPS to track your order from shipment to delivery.