Key appointments

As construction of Veka Recycling’s new purpose-built Wellingborough headquarters site nears completion, the 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 helped organisations to use technology to better manage waste. Previously Alex led teams focused on working with customers to reduce cost through improved waste segregation.

“I have always been intrigued by the use of advanced technology in waste management processes,” Alex said, “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 offers experience in sales, operations and logistics, having been a successful depot manager for many years.

“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 said.

Veka Recycling managing director Simon Scholes said: “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.”