17 April 2013
The 2013 winner of the SCI Canada Medal is:
Grant Thomson has been a key member of NOVA’s Board and Executive Team as the company transformed itself from a business with a limited future in 2008, to being selected by ICIS — the global weekly magazine for commodity chemical and polymer markets — as company of the year in 2012. ICIS cited the company’s outstanding financial performance in 2011 and continued success in 2012. NOVA, under Thomson’s direction, has been creative in its Alberta sourcing, contracting, for example, output from N. Dakota shale and ethane/ethylene containing off-gases from oil sands.
Thomson has clearly demonstrated attributes that are highly regarded in the Canadian chemical industry: -leadership and innovation combined with teamwork; dedication to development in Canada; and strong corporate responsibility as demonstrated through participation in the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), working with governments and Responsible Care®. He is currently CIAC vice-chair.