Vanden Recycling has appointed Paul Scott as Business Development Manager to help target the thermoforming and vacuum forming sectors. Paul joins Vanden with more than 35 years in the plastic manufacturing and packaging sector and was a key part of the team at Marks and Spencer that established the feasibility of using recycled plastic (rPET) in food packaging.
He has extensive knowledge of the UK food packaging industry and has seen how most of the big players in the industry have now adopted recycling strategies. “My hope and intention is to enable the SMEs in this sector, without the knowledge or the facilities, to match the bigger companies by using Vanden’s services,” he explained.
David Wilson, managing director of Vanden UK, said that with the appointment of Scott, Vanden was filling the need for the knowhow the company needs to venture successfully into these areas.
“While he’s been used to selling raw material into the thermoforming and vacuum forming sectors, that’s exactly what we are looking for because he has great insight into the scrap they produce and the needs of those sectors,” he said.