Celebrating WesTEC 2022 with Dow Canada

The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to again support and celebrate the 31st Western Canada Operations Technical Excellence Conference (WesTEC), hosted by Dow Chemical, which is also marking its 125th anniversary.

This year’s theme of “Mapping the Path2Zero,” highlights the essential role of companies in addressing climate change by moving towards a goal of net zero emissions. Dow has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, and has already unveiled their plans to build a first of its kind net zero carbon integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in Fort Saskatchewan. As in previous years, the 2022 WesTEC was an opportunity to highlight the outstanding work in this area being done at Dow Canada, and the Royal Society of Chemistry was glad to be a part of that recognition.

The Royal Society of Chemistry was thrilled to sponsor two awards at the 2022 WesTEC: Best Presentation: Nail Hagar, as well as Best Exhibit: Pabbi Grover and Jordan Gabert. Congratulations to all three winners!


Best Presentation: Nail Hagar

From left to right: Tonya Stockman, R&D/TS&D Director; Nail Hagar; Diego Ordoñez, Dow Canada President


Best Exhibit: Jordan Gabert, Pabbi Grover

From left to right: Jordan Gabert; Pabbi Grover; Lindsay Michalski, Senior Reliability Director; Jessica Gonzales, Global Process Automation Director


Additionally, the Royal Society of Chemistry would like to congratulate Professor Emeritus Dr. Milton Lee of Brigham Young University, and previous member of Analytical Method‘s Editorial Board, for receiving the Distinguished External Leader in Science and Technology. Dr. Lee is pictured below with Dr. Jim Luong, R&D Fellow Dow Canada and current Analytical Methods Advisory Board member. Dr. Lee was honored at the 2022 WestTEC, where he delivered an award address to attendees sharing his wisdom gained throughout his distinguished career.


Distinguished External Leader in Science and Technology: Milton Lee

From left to right: Jim Luong, R&D Fellow Dow Canada; Milton Lee, Professor Emeritus Brigham Young University


The Royal Society of Chemistry would like to congratulate all the award recipients at WesTEC 2022, as well as celebrate Dow Canada’s 175th anniversary. We are proud to partner with Dow Canada and celebrate its innovations.

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