CIAC Announces Appointment of New Chair, Vice-Chair, Board Members

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) has welcomed Peter Noble, Chemicals Business Manager, Imperial Oil, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2021, and Tyler Edgington, President, Dow Chemical Canada ULC, as Vice-Chair.

“It is an honour to serve as Chair. This prestigious organization is guided by the principles of Responsible Care, and it is the ongoing commitment to this ethic that drives our innovative, resilient and solutions oriented industry,” said Peter Noble, incoming Chair of the Board of Directors. “I look forward to our important discussions with stakeholders and leading the Board of Directors as we serve as stewards for our industry, which brings value, health and safety benefits to Canadians.”

Mr. Noble follows outgoing Chair, Ed Bechberger, President of ERCO Worldwide.

“Peter and Tyler have had a long and successful relationship with CIAC. We are very grateful to be able to tap into their deep knowledge of the industry, which will be imperative to leading the Board to guide the association,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC.
“I would also like to thank outgoing Chair Ed Bechberger for his vital contribution over the past 12 months. His leadership, enthusiasm for continuous improvement and passion for our industry was palpable and we are grateful to continue to benefit from his expertise,” continued Masterson.

CIAC is also pleased to announce the addition of Magali Depras, Chief Strategy Officer, Transcontinental Inc., Rick Babington, President & Chief Operating Officer, Wentworth Technologies, and Cynthia Shanks, Director, Communications & Sustainability, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada, to the association’s Board of Directors. Following the establishment of the CIAC Plastics Division Leadership Council on September 11th, the addition of these members from the Plastics Division to the Board of Directors ensures that all CIAC members are represented at the Board level. Ms. Depras also joins CIAC’s Executive Committee.

“This is an important step in solidifying a strong, unified association,” added Masterson, “CIAC is proud to include chemistry and plastics companies from coast-to-coast. Together we will continue to be a formidable force that advocates for the issues and topics that matter most to our members.”