A Circular Future with Plastics 2019: 13-14 Juni, Berlin

 

Bestätigte Speakers Donnerstag, 13 Juni

Packaging Session

 

Sven Riechers Sven Riechers is a hands-on Senior Executive with global expertise and extensive international polymers experience in sales, marketing and business management across various regions and industries including Electronics, Household, Automotive, Construction, Packaging and Healthcare. Sven started his career in 1996 as sales engineer for engineering plastics at DSM Germany. In 1999, he joined BASF, where he held different management positions in Europe, the US, and Singapore. In 2011, he joined Styrolution as Director for global 3C (Computers, Communication Devices & Consumer Electronics). In July 2013, Sven became Vice President Business Management Styrenics Specialties, Asia. In October 2018, Sven moved to Switzerland to lead the Standard Products (PS and ABS) Business Management, EMEA, as Vice President. In addition, Sven is a Steering board member of Styrenics Circular Solution (SCS).

Andreas Dirnberger Mr. Andreas Dirnberger graduated from commercial school as well as from a polytechnic for mechanical engineering in Austria. He has been employed with EREMA since 2005 where he started his career as an Area Sales Manager. He held several positions inside the sales organization of EREMA. Andreas Dirnberger now works as Business Development Manager for In-house & Industrial Recycling. In addition, he is accountable for EREMA’s OEM customers who implement EREMA products for recycling of production waste into their scope of supply. Sales responsibilities as well as insight into the market for plastics packaging go hand in hand in his range of duty.

Philip Knapen Philip Knapen is Application Development & Technical Service Manager for consumer products in Borealis. Philip joined Borealis in 2006 and has been working in several positions mainly in the rigid packaging market. Before joining Borealis in 2006 he worked for 14 years at Basell. Philip has more than 27 years of experience in Polyolefin covering job functions in marketing, sales, application development, technical service and technology management.

Dr. Lars Hancke Dr. Lars Hancke is an expert for solvent and water-based printing inks based on more than 25 years’ experience in the packaging industry. Dr. Hancke started his career with Trierenberg Holding, at that time one of the world market leaders specialised in printing and converting paper and film for the cigarette industry. He held several positions including Quality Assurance, Technical Service and R&D. In 2005 he joined ink manufacturer hubergroup as Head of Technical Service Flexo- and Gravure Printing. In 2015 he switched to R&D and became Head of R&D Projects Liquid, focusing on the development of solvent and water-based packaging inks. Since 2018 Dr. Hancke has held the position of Manager Business Development Flexible Packaging, now mainly concentrating on Technical Innovation Projects with Key Account customers.

Building & Construction Session

Myriam Tryjefaczka Myriam Tryjefaczka started her carrier as Quality and Environment manager in different industry sectors, packaging, electronics, air filtration. In 2015, Myriam joined the Tarkett Group where she holds the position of Sustainability and Public affairs director for the EMEA division. Being engaged in sustainability and circular economy, she coordinates the business approach towards recycling activities and new business model development in Europe. Since 2015, Myriam participates in the activities of European associations for flooring (ERFMI), plastics (EuPC) and Vinyl (Recovinyl). Recently, Myriam has participated in the French delegation to the first meeting of the ISO TC323 standardisation committee on circular economy organised by AFNOR in Paris in May 2019, and co-chaired the CE100 co-project Mass Balance, leading to the report “Enabling a circular economy for chemicals with the mass balance approach” publication by the Ellen McArthur Foundation..

Daniel Martinz Mr. Daniel Ortiz Martinz has extensive experience in the development of products in Specialty Vinyl markets, both on European and global levels. He’s an international speaker, author of several articles in polymer-specialized journals and holder of three patents. Danielgraduated as a Chemical Engineer from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) in 1998 and joined Solvay Indupa in 1999. For ten years he was involved with customer technical services in South America in different PVC markets, especially compounds, sheets and paste PVC. In 2009 Daniel was transferred to SolVin in Brussels as a Technical Marketing & Development specialist for Paste PVC. In 2015 he joined INOVYN as Head of Technical Marketing & Development for the Specialty Vinyls Business. He’s been ever since responsible for the innovation strategy and its implementation at INOVYN.

Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse Following his studies in chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Mr. Kruse promoted in 1987 in the field of interfacial chemistry. From 1988 to 2003, he worked in the Research & Development department and the General Management of J. H. Benecke AG, which became Benecke-Kaliko AG. From 2003 to 2017, he was a member of the managing board of the Konrad Hornschuch AG, where he worked as COO, and as of 2013 as CEO. From 2017 to 2018, he was a member of the managing board of the Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group. In addition, he has been a member of the board of IVK Europe since 2014, and serves as president of the association since 2019.

Marjan Ranogajec Marjan Ranogajec works as a Project Officer with European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and is the European Coordinator for the MORE platform. Before joining EuPC, he worked as a consultant for public funding pursuits in the area of aerospace, renewable energy, paints and coatings, and in academia as a Research Associate on a number of European and national projects in the area of biotechnology and public sector analysis. Marjan holds a Master Degree in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany and a Graduate Degree in Technology from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Automotive & Transport Session

Claude Clément In a career of over 30 years in the plastic processing sector of the automotive industry, Claude Clément has held several business positions in Belgium and North America before spending 12 years in Asia. Claude Clément has held the position of President Europe pf PLASTIC OMNIUM Auto Inergy Division since 2012. In this capacity, he manages the Europe Business Unit covering 15 plants in 10 countries among other responsibilities. Claude Clément is Belgian and currently based in Paris. 

Nicholas Kolesch  Nicholas Kolesch was appointed as Head of Marketing, Automotive in January 2015. Nicholas joined the Borealis group in 2009, working for Borouge Pte. Ltd. in Singapore in various strategy and business development positions. He joined Borealis AG in 2012, relocating to Vienna, Austria in the role of Marketing Manager, Business Unit Moulding. He started his international career in the chemical industry in 1998 with Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he held several sales, marketing and strategic planning positions in Hong Kong, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Nicholas holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts degree (International Relations) from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. 

Marjan Ranogajec Marjan Ranogajec works as a Project Officer with European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and is the European Coordinator for the MORE platform. Before joining EuPC, he worked as a consultant for public funding pursuits in the area of aerospace, renewable energy, paints and coatings, and in academia as a Research Associate on a number of European and national projects in the area of biotechnology and public sector analysis. Marjan holds a Master Degree in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany and a Graduate Degree in Technology from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

WFO Session

Bernard Merkx Bernard Merkx is the Project Director of ReVinylFloor, an initiative that stimulates sustainable controlled loop solutions for reuse, recycling and/or recovery of post-use vinyl flooring in Europe. He has been active in the plastics recycling and converting industry for over 25 years, working for GT Recycling as Managing Director, Schoeller ARCA Systems as Corporate Purchasing Director and Colcom Europe as CEO. Currently he is the owner and Managing Director of Green Wave Plastics, a consultancy assisting companies and associations in the plastics and rubber industry to find pragmatic solutions for improved sustainability. 

Atle Thiis-Messel Inspiring great work through eco-friendly design! Atle is head of Sustainability at Flokk, the market leader in Europe when it comes to design, engineering and production of working place furniture. After a long trackrecord of developing award-winning products for multi-national corporates in Telecom industry, Atle has built up a passion to drive eco-design development of long-lasting products. He is now dedicated to take Flokk to highest position regarding use of recycled plastics in furniture, with a true passion to battle our time’s challenges of plastic waste and climate change. Flokk pioneered the use of recycled plastics already in 1995, and since then been recognized with several green awards – including the EPRO award 2015 for Best Recycled Plastic Product in Europe with its best seller HÅG Capisco. Flokk was also shortlisted as a Finalist in the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 in Amsterdam, April 2019, with their office chair BMA Axia Vision 24/7.

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