Nova Chemicals names three vice-presidents

Martin Pugh has joined Nova as vice-president and managing director, Europe. Most recently, he served as managing director of Staines, UK-based Elementis PLC's rubber division.

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 -- Nova Chemicals, Pittsburgh, Pa., has appointed three vice-president positions.

Martin Pugh has joined Nova as vice-president and managing director, Europe. Most recently, he served as managing director of Staines, UK-based Elementis PLC's rubber division. Before that, Pugh worked for Dow Europe for 21 years. While with Dow, he served as global business director, specialty polyethylenes, and marketing group manager, food packaging plastics. Pugh's responsibilities will include growing the company's European olefins, polyolefins, and styrenics businesses.

Eric Kelusky has been appointed vice- president, Advanced Scairtech Technology (AST) development. In his new role, Kelusky will supervise the development and commercialization of Nova's AST polyethylene products. Kelusky joined Nova in 1994. Prior to this most recent appointment, Kelusky served as vice-president, expandable polystyrene (EPS) and high-performance styrene (HPS) styrenics. Prior to that, Kelusky was research director for the company's polyethylene products. Before joining Nova Chemicals, Kelusky worked for DuPont for 10 years as a polymer research scientist and technology manager.

Rick Salvador has been named vice-president, North American styrenics polymers. Salvador, who most recently served as vice-president, solid polystyrene (SPS), will lead all the commercial responsibilities for EPS, HPS, and SPS. Salvador has been with Nova since 1987. Before joining Nova, he worked for Union Carbide for 18 years.

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