Plastic Recyclers Elect New Board of Directors for 2022
Strong Leadership to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced its newly elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors, to lead the organization for 2022. Roxanne Spiekerman of PreZero US has been elected Chair for the upcoming year, with Greg Janson of Granite Peak Plastics and Eric Targgart of Custom Polymers serving as Vice Chair and Treasurer, respectively.
The APR membership elected the following new members to the board for 3-year terms:
- Nicole Janssen, Denton Plastics
- Maite Quinn-Richards, Closed Loop Partners
- Tom Frantz, Technimark
They join APR's existing Board Members: John Caturano, Nestlé Waters North America; Dawn Gaines, Mohawk Industries; Tony Moucachen, Merlin Plastics; Scott Saunders, KW Plastics; and Julie Zaniewski, Dow.
"As the only North American trade association focused exclusively on plastics recycling, APR is pleased to elect a Board that represents a variety of roles within the value chain with the direct knowledge and experience to respond aggressively to industry challenges," commented Steve Alexander, President & CEO of APR. "We greatly appreciate their commitment to the success of plastics recycling and lead our industry in these challenging times."
The APR Board of Director's priorities for the coming year include ensuring the needs of the plastics recycling industry are considered on Capitol Hill and across the states, working with the FTC on updates to the Green Guides, maintaining APR's role as a global leader in design, testing and recyclability requirements, as well as expansion of the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability and Training Programs.
"I am honored to be elected as Chair of the APR Board of Directors. The challenges our industry faces will require rapid mobilization, and this team is aligned and ready to act. It's time to make a meaningful and verifiable impact on the plastics pollution problem. This includes a collective effort from consumers, brands, the recycling industry, as well as the local, state and federal governments," commented Roxanne Spiekerman, Vice President, Business Development at PreZero US and APR Board Chair. "I believe we should measure success through material demand growth, virgin material disruption and verifiable metrics associated with recyclability, recycling, and recycled content. This also includes rethinking our overall narrative on plastics and incorporating all methods of waste-diversion, including reuse. We must be focused on making the greatest and most immediate impact on plastic waste."
Contact: Kara Pochiro
APR VP of Communications and Public Affairs
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is The Voice of Plastics Recycling®. As the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins, as well as consumer product companies, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories, organizations, and others committed to the success of plastics recycling. APR advocates the recycling of all plastics. Visit www.PlasticsRecyling.org for more information.