Bernard Chase has retired from his role as purchasing director at Regain Polymers, but said he will still be involved in the waste and recycling industry.
He joined the company, formerly named Linpac Plastics Recycling, in 2006 and has worked in the plastics recycling industry for 30 years.
Regain Polymers said Chase had made “an invaluable contribution” to the business, and developed strong relationships across the plastics recycling industry that enabled the company “to grow and innovate through new sources of material”.
Chase told MRW his retirement will not mark the end of his involvement in the sector.
“I’m taking a bit of time out. I will probably get back involved with the industry sometime next year,” he said. “But just for now the plan is to do a bit of sailing in the summer and recharge the batteries.”
He added he didn’t exclude setting up his own consultancy in the future.
At Regain Polymers, Chase’s responsibility will be taken over by Stephanie Harding, supply chain manager.