As construction of the company’s new purpose-built Wellingborough headquarters site nears completion, VEKA Recycling Ltd 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 & Marketing, joining from the waste management industry in which he helped organisations to utilise innovative technology solutions to better manage waste. Previously Alex led teams focused on working with customers to reduce cost through improved waste segregation.
Married, with a stepson and pet Labrador, Alex says that he was attracted by the new promise of the site becoming the most advanced of its type in Europe when it comes on stream early in 2021: “I have always been intrigued by the use of advanced technology in waste management processes,” says Alex, “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, another role crucial to the slick operation of a plant that has been designed and built from the ground up with the purpose of producing the highest quality recycled PVC-U compound available.
A senior manager with over 25 years in the waste and recycling sector, Paul offers experience in sales, operations and logistics, having been a successful Depot Manager for many years. Paul was also attracted by the prospect of having a pivotal role in an operation that sets out to redefine recycling: “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.” Paul is married and has two children, both of whom attend university.
Managing Director Simon Scholes says that just as the company has been insistent upon installing the best recycling and extrusion systems available, the company 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.”