Recycling Technologies Ltd., Swindon, U.K., appointed Paul Turner to its board of directors. Turner, managing director of Marcian Ltd., a privately owned advisory company to leaders in the plastics and chemical sector, joins as a nonexecutive board director, effective immediately.
Recycling Technologies serve as specialists in feedstock recycling of residual plastic waste.
According to a Recycling Technologies news release, Turner is an experienced senior executive in the petrochemical industry and has worked with some large chemical companies, including LyondellBasell, Borealis and the Dow Chemical Co. The company reports that Turner brings a wealth of commercial acumen, vast strategic and operational leadership and an excellent track record, which includes managing a $6 billion sales revenue, leading large cross-functional teams and restructuring business units to achieve profitability. Most recently, Turner served as chairman of the Polyolefins Group within PlasticsEurope, where he assumed a leadership role in the formation of PCEP, a new value chain initiative to drive the circular economy for the polyolefin plastics consumer packaging industry.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity that Recycling Technologies presents and believe that my extensive chemical and plastics industry expertise will be extremely beneficial to the leadership team,” Turner says. “Now in the midst of a second crowdfund which has already gone over its minimum target, I can see the huge potential of the company as it starts to build its fleet of 12 machines, starting with the first commercial RT7000 in Scotland next year. I am keen to get started and realize the pivotal role that Recycling Technologies is playing, helping to drive the sustainability of the petrochemical sector.”
According to Recycling Technologies, Turner’s other roles have included the global business integration lead for LyondellBasell’s most recent multibillion-dollar acquisition, as well as vice president of sales for LyondellBasell in The Netherlands and vice president of combined operations for LyondellBasell in Germany. Prior to these roles, Paul was vice president of global business operations at Borealis, where he was responsible for transforming the global business engineering applications unit. He was also appointed chairman of the board for the operations in Brazil, a joint venture with Braskem.
“We are thrilled to have Paul on the board,” says Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies. “His extensive chemical industry expertise and global strategic leadership skills will prove invaluable to our [long-term] strategies for the growth and development of Recycling Technologies and to our current commercialization phase. In particular, his wealth of petrochemical experience will help Recycling Technologies pursue its feedstock recycling goal, delivering 7 million [metric tons] of Plaxx to the global market by 2027.”