Bringing Extensive Experience to New Role

Meet Todd Karran

We are pleased to introduce our new Chief Executive Office, Petrochemicals, Todd Karran, who was recently appointed in May of this year. Todd brings 35 years of experience to the petrochemicals industry, including tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer at Nova Chemicals between 2015 and 2020. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officers from 2009 through to 2016 at Nova. 

“What brought me to this position was the desire to bring my personal and industry experience and mentorship to Heartland.”

— Todd Karran, CEO, Petrochemicals

Todd has been intrigued by the Heartland Polymers project since hearing about it while attending an energy conference when it was first announced. “It was clearly a unique project, being the only one of its kind in Canada. Seeing Heartland embrace the CIAC’s Responsible Care program and its commitment to working alongside partnerships like the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Plastics Research in Action and Operation Clean Sweep really intrigued me. It was a clear indicator that this organization is focused on doing things the right way.”

Todd’s portfolio includes all aspects of the Heartland Polymer’s business, based in Alberta, Canada, and follows the exciting announcement of the safe and successful commissioning of our polypropylene plant. “I am amazed by the state-of-the-art design of the complex and all of the forethought that went into the plant, there is nothing like it out there and I am very excited to be apart of the continued success.” Todd shares. “My goal is to bring my experience and mentorship to Heartland Polymers,” says Karran, “I see it as a chance to help Alberta, help Canada.”

More about Todd Karran

During his time at NOVA, multiple growth projects were successfully completed or initiated, including the expansion of NOVA’s Corunna cracker in Ontario, building a second Advanced SCLAIRTECH technology facility in Ontario and constructing a new polyethylene plant in Joffre, Alberta. He holds CPA and CMA professional accounting designations in Alberta and graduated with an MBA from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also served on several private, public and not-for-profit boards of directors and currently sits on the board of AdvanSix serving as Director. Todd was also a founding member of the Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste and will continue to sit on the board as Director.

“I see my role like every other role, they’re all critical. We have different accountabilities, but we’re all part of the same team and I look forward to sharing my knowledge in an industry that I am passionate about.”

To hear more from Todd Karran, listen to his recent interviews with Global News and CBC Edmonton AM radio where he discusses Heartland Polymers hitting a major milestone of fillings our first railcar with polypropylene produced at our facility. Read the release to learn more about this exciting achievement.

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