Sustainable operations

Rehau has appointed Ceri Davies as general manager of PVCR within the larger Rehau Group.

Ceri has a comprehensive background managing operations, including 15 years at the Duracell Group, two-and-a-half years as a production manager at Procter and Gamble, and almost a decade as operations manufacturer at Widex, the hearing aid manufacturer.

Based in Runcorn, PVCR processes more than 13,200 tonnes of post-consumer polymer windows and doors every year. The company moved to its new purpose-built site in 2020 as part of its continued investment into upgrading its PVC recycling capability and improving overall sustainability.

Gary Simmonds, operations director at Rehau Windows, said: “In everything we do, from moving to new premises to overhaul our recycling capability, to employing the best possible people, we are constantly looking for ways to make our recycling processes more efficient.”

He continued: “Ceri’s expertise in operations management will therefore be key to further refining our processes at PVCR and ensuring we can continue to make recycling accessible to all. We are extremely confident he will hit the ground running and make a big impact in his new role.”