ECO Plastics appoints new chief executive


UK plastics recycler ECO Plastics has appointed Chris Brown as its new chief executive with current managing director Jonathan Short becoming deputy chairman.

Bill Reeves has become chairman of the company, while Darren Marr has become chief financial officer.


Chris Brown joins from APPE UK where he was business unit director and has been in the industry for 18 years. He will assume responsibility for ECO Plastics’ day-to-day operations and management, while Jonathan Short will work with Bill Reeves on the medium- and long- term strategy of the business.

Jonathan Short said: “We are delighted to name Chris as our new chief executive. He has a wealth of experience, is well respected throughout the FMCG industry and will slot straight in.

“More than anything, today’s announcement is demonstration of the huge progress that ECO Plastics has made since we re-opened in 2010. These appointments leave us ideally positioned as we look to take our business into its next chapter, with a board that has huge industry experience and expertise.

“Having enjoyed a record month in both operational and financial performance during June, I am now looking forward to seeing us go from strength to strength.”