New appointments at Veka Recycling

Veka Recycling has made two key appointments in preparation for the firm becoming fully operational early in 2021.

Alex Hamilton takes the reins as head of sales and marketing for Veka Recycling, joining from the waste management industry in which he is said to have helped organisations utilise innovative technology solutions to better manage waste. Alex led teams focused on working with customers to reduce cost through improved waste segregation.

Alex said: “I have always been intrigued by the use of advanced technology in waste management processes and the ground-up build by Veka Recycling incorporates all of the latest processes. It will be rewarding to share this with all of our stakeholders.”

Alex is joined by Paul Smith who becomes head of logistics. A senior manager with over 25 years in the waste and recycling sector, Paul is said to offer experience in sales, operations and logistics, having been a successful depot manager for many years. He commented: “I was impressed by the company’s commitment to revising perceptions of the recycling industry, by setting new standards for operational excellence and finished product.”

Veka Recycling managing director, Simon Scholes, said that just as the company has been insistent upon installing the best recycling and extrusion systems available, it is also committed to attracting the very best people to run them: “The standards that we will set when the new plant is fully commissioned in the New Year will be achieved and maintained by having the right people to make everything run as well as it possibly can be. Alex and Paul have all of the qualities that we need to fulfil our lofty ambitions for the company.”