Olivier Philardeau named Commercial Director for Arkema Canada Inc.

- Press release
As Commercial Director, Olivier will oversee the Company’s commercial teams in Canada, effective April 1.

Olivier has been with Arkema for more than 25 years. He has held positions in process engineering, manufacturing, sales and business management. He has experience across multiple Company businesses, including Polyamides, Polystyrene, Bostik and Altuglas.


Over the course of his career, Olivier has worked in Canada, the U.K., France, and most recently in King of Prussia, Pa. where he was Business Director for Arkema Molecular Sieves.

“Arkema is focused on reinforcing our existing, strong relationships with current Canadian customers, coupled with new applications, and in select cases, new markets to fuel our growth,” said Rich Rowe, President & CEO, Arkema
Inc. “With his comprehensive understanding of the markets we serve and his focus on delighting our customers, Olivier is a perfect fit for this role."


Arkema’s Canadian headquarters are in Burlington, Ontario. Its activities here are centered on high performance and specialties products, most of which involve a high degree of technical service.


About Arkema:

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion)  in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com


Richard Barnes
Manager, Media Relations & Communications - Arkema Inc.