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Shell Polymers is building an Innovation Center on-site that will serve as a technological hub for the region and will offer a place for customers to collaborate with Shell. The center will contain leading edge analytical and product application equipment to ensure our customers have the right tools to minimize stress and create space for growth.

The facility is home to Shell’s Polyethylene Technology “Center of Expertise” organization and consists of an analytical lab and material testing lab that utilize state-of-the-art instruments. The facility also houses a large Application Hall containing commercial sized units for multi-layer LLDPE film, high-molecular weight film, pipe, injection molding, and blow molding.

The center will be the home of 60 employees broken into three specific teams:  1) laboratory and analytical staff supporting testing for the operating units as well as material testing for the Application Hall, 2) technical service team, and 3) the technology team that provides support to operating assets and projects in various phases of development.

Meet Our Tech Team

Carl Baker

Carl Baker
Senior Technical Service Engineer- Pipe

Carl Baker is a Shell Polymers Pioneer with over 36 years helping customers innovate in pipe applications. Carl holds leadership positions in several key industry organizations including the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Canadian Standards Association, and is a past board member of the Plastic Pipe Institute.

Adriana Velasquez

Adriana Velasquez
Technical Service Engineer- Pipe

Adriana Velasquez is a Shell Polymers Pioneer with over 10 years helping customers innovate in pipe applications. Prior to joining Shell Polymers, Adriana was the Application Development Leader for the non-pressure pipe business and Micro-irrigation segments.

Dan Falla

Dan Falla
Senior Technical Service Engineer- Film

Dan Falla is a Shell Polymers Pioneer with over 30 years helping customers innovate in new product and application development. Dan is currently Membership Chair for the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Flexible Packaging Division where he also serves as Councilor to the main board and has recently been inducted as a Fellow.

Dan Moldovan

Dan Moldovan
Team Leader- Technical Services

Dan Moldovan is a Shell Polymers Pioneer with over 30 years helping customers innovate in injection molding, blow film & extrusion. He worked in Polyolefins his whole career- most of those years spent in Technical Services & Development (TS&D) where he worked in the areas of injection molding, blown film & extrusion.

Elena Gonzalez

Elena Wilson
Senior Technologist- Finishing

Elena began her career at Shell as a Solids Handling Engineer. Aside from her recent BA experience, most of her roles have been technical or operations based and have spanned everything from system/component designs to daily plant support to supply chain planning and logistics.

Todd Whittemore

Todd Whittemore
Global Technology Manager- Polyethylene

Todd Whittemore is a Shell Polymers Pioneer with over 27 years at Shell helping customers innovate in technology. With regards to the Shell Polymers, Todd is a “founding member” having led site selection, the process design, and early formation of the site operations team.

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Shell Polymers has built a team of diverse and passionate industry pioneers who believe in putting people first. Combined with a new facility, innovative tools, and the backing of Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Polymers is equipped to bring you an unrivaled customer experience.