January 30, 2023

Washington D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has announced the 2023 Recycling Committee Executive Board. The Recycling Committee is a tactical committee that represents PLASTICS’ members across the association’s three councils, bringing equipment makers, processors, and material suppliers together aligning their collective efforts to put recycling at the forefront of their business priorities.

The PLASTICS Recycling Committee works to enhance the management of plastic waste through efforts such as advocating for increased collection, sortation, and recycling infrastructure, ensuring the definition of “recycling” includes advanced recycling, educating people within and outside of the plastics industry about plastics recycling, and much more.

“PLASTICS relies on and values leadership from members,” said Andy Brewer, PLASTICS’ Associate Director of Sustainability and Materials.  “We are excited to announce the 2023 Recycling Committee Executive Board, with expert professionals fully representing the entire plastic supply chain.”

The Recycling Committee’s 2023 Executive Board is as follows:

  • Chair: Tory Flynn, Hillenbrand
  • Vice Chair: Melanie Bower, ExxonMobil
  • Member at Large: Lindy Holland, M. Holland
  • Member at Large: Jean Jordan, Nexus Circular
  • Member at Large: Ray Pellerin, EREMA
  • Advanced Recycling: Holli Alexander, Eastman 
  • Advocacy & Communications: Christine Cassidy, Dart 
  • Events & Education: John Cook, Niagara Bottling 
  • New End Market Opportunities: Dan Sanders, Printpack 
  • Immediate Past Chair: Kevin Cronin, Ultra-Poly Corporation

The Recycling Committee Executive Board is comprised of ten members, voted upon by committee members, elected to provide thought leadership for PLASTICS and throughout industry.    

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $468 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the sixth largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.