Vanden Appoints Paul Turner as Senior Advisor

Vanden has appointed Paul Turner as a senior advisor – a role that will be critical as the plastics recycling company continues to expand its global footprint and open new divisions, the company says.

To follow the flurry of recent company announcements, which includes the appointment of Markku Tikkanen and the launch of a new recycled resin products division, Vanden has announced it will be working alongside Paul Turner, who will be taking an advisory role.

Paul joins Vanden with an impressive and far-reaching career history in the chemical and plastics industry. Paul has previously worked across the world for businesses such as Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondenBasell, as well as PlasticsEurope and the European Plastics Industry Association.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Turner said:

I am very proud to be part of the Vanden team to help their customers grow. Vanden is very passionate about making an impact in driving plastics sustainability with a fantastic global value proposition for its customers, providing high-quality waste plastics and recyclate products”.

Paul has been instrumental to the launch of the new division, working alongside Markku, and will continue to be a key element in helping the team develop this arm of the business, while also assisting CEO Damien van Leuven to develop Vanden’s company structure.

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.

Damien van Leuven shares his thoughts on Paul’s valuable contribution to the business as it continues to expand rapidly:

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.

Paul’s addition to the team gives us expertise in building a solution-focused sales force that will utilise our knowledge of the recycled supply chain to deliver recycled plastic content to manufacturers around the world. His experience of operating at scale provides a solid foundation for us to achieve our goal of becoming the world’s largest recycled plastics commodities company.”

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