Vanden Recycling has announced the appointment of Paul Turner as senior advisor - a role that the company says will be critical as the plastics recycling company continues to expand its global footprint and open new divisions.
Previously, Paul worked for businesses such as Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondellBasell, as well as European plastics industry association, PlasticsEurope.His role will involve working alongside Vanden’s senior leadership team, continuing to grow the commercial business, identifying partnership and value-added opportunities, and drawing on his extensive experience to provide operational advice.
At Vanden, Paul has contributed to the launch of the new recycled resin products division, now headed by Markku Tikkanen and will continue to be a key element in helping the team develop this arm of the business. He will also assist CEO Damien van Leuven to develop Vanden’s company structure.
According to van Leuven, Turner’s addition to the team will add the expertise needed to build a solution-focused sales force able to leverage Vanden’s knowledge of the recycled supply chain to deliver recycled plastic content to manufacturers around the world.
“A great gap exists between the plastic recycling world and the future needs of manufacturers to use recycled content in their products. Vanden is here to help bridge that gap,” said van Leuven.