Understanding the Chemical Industry

2fa45a1On Thursday February 16, 2017, the Etobicoke Chapter was pleased to host Andrew Biksa as our monthly Speaker Series presenter. Andrew presented a fresh and articulate perspective on how engineers can use their understanding of the chemical industry to map and advance their careers. The talk was appreciated by young engineers and those more seasoned, alike. Andrew also spoke on the workings of the Canadian Chemical Industry and its value chain, as crucial topics for engineers in this industry to understand.
This strategic session will focus around understanding how the Canadian chemical Industry works and how you can leverage this knowledge to broaden your career opportunities. The chemical engineering value chain will be discussed and how to get the most out of professional best practices. Upon leaving this seminar you will understand the various sectors/companies in the industry, the importance of making a value proposition and how to sell yourself, either to get a job or gain momentum on your ideas.
About the Speaker:
Andrew Biksa, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is Construction Lead at BASF Canada. BASF is the world’s largest chemical company with a portfolio ranging from plastics, coatings, performance materials, agricultural chemicals, oil and gas. Andrew is currently focused on the construction industry. He obtained his B.A.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a M.A.Sc. in mechanical engineering from McMaster. Andrew has 10 years of industry related experience in automotive manufacturing, construction products, protective coatings/paints, environmental health and safety (EHS) and marketing/sales. Andrew Biksa recently spoke at the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers National Conference and has had a number of roles in the chemical industry.

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