The UK’s leading plastic recycling business, ECO Plastics, has announced that it has appointed Chris Brown as its new CEO. Brown, an industry veteran of more than 18 years, joins from APPE UK. He will take over from the business’ founder and former Managing Director Jonathan Short, who becomes Deputy Chairman. ECO Plastics’ board is completed with the appointments of new Chairman, Bill Reeves, and CFO, Darren Marr.
Under the new structure Brown will assume responsibility for ECO Plastics’ day to day operations and management, while Short will step back to focus upon innovation and work with Reeves on the business’ medium and long-term strategy.
Commenting on the announcement, Jonathan Short, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to name Chris as our new CEO. He has a wealth of experience, is well respected throughout the FMCG industry and will slot straight in.
“More than anything, today’s announcement is demonstration of the huge progress that ECO Plastics has made since we re-opened in 2010. These appointments leave us ideally positioned as we look to take our business into its next chapter, with a board that has huge industry experience and expertise.
“Having enjoyed a record month in both operational and financial performance during June, I am now looking forward to seeing us go from strength to strength.”