AUSTRIA – Austrian chemical company, Borealis has appointed Stefan Toader as Vice President Reliability, Turnarounds and Projects.
In this position, Toader is in charge of Borealis’ management and operations of plant maintenance, turnarounds – scheduled events for a plant revamp and/or renewal – and related projects.
Before joining Borealis, Stefan Toader worked in several managerial positions at OMV Petrom, where he started in 1998.
He brings with him vast experience in the areas of maintenance, asset management, operations and projects in Romania and Kazakhstan.
In 2019 he joined OMV in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, as Head of Asset Management Middle East and Asia.
From January 2021 he held the position of Vice President Asset Management Ruwais Refinery, based in the UAE.
Stefan Toader holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Automation Science from the University Politechnica in Bucharest, Romania, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Université Paris-XII in France and University of Economic Studies from Bucharest, Romania.
Wolfram Krenn, Borealis Executive Vice President Base Chemicals and Operations said: “Stefan Toader is an experienced leader with exposure to different cultures and ways of working and we are very pleased to welcome him to Borealis.
“We look forward to bringing his experience in maintenance, asset management, operations and projects to Borealis as we continue to improve the performance of our operations and the reliability of our assets for the future.”
Stefan Toader succeeds Johann Berger, Vice President Projects & Expert Support, who will retire in March 2023 after a long and successful career at Borealis.
“I would also like to warmly thank Johann Berger for his outstanding contributions to the success of Borealis for almost 35 years,” added Wolfram Krenn.
Meanwhile, Stefan Toader together with other staff at Borealis are expected to steer the company towards its sustainability targets.
Recently, Borealis’ subsidiary Ecoplast becomes the first ISCC PLUS-certified polyolefin mechanical recycler in Austria.
The firm processes around 40,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from households and industrial consumers every year, turning them into high-quality LDPE and HDPE recyclates, primarily for the plastic film market.
It now joins several Borealis’ European sites that have received the ISCC PLUS accreditation, including Porvoo (Finland), Schwechat (Austria), Kallo and Beringen (Belgium), Stenungsund (Sweden) and Burghausen (Germany).
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