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Viridor's new boss looks to technology

Viridor Resource Management’s new managing director says he will be investing in new web technologies to improve customer service and relations with its supply chain.

Keith Trower (pictured above), who joined the company in August 2015, replaces Herman van der Meij, who leaves Viridor at the end of March.

A new senior team for the division has been appointed by Trower, who spent 18 years trading oil and gas with BP and has managed in the energy, insurance and financial services sectors.

Trower said future plans included “investment in new technologies including use of web-based freight systems and iCloud-based platforms to enhance and improve customer service”.

He added that he wanted to develop partnerships with freight firms and shipping lines to support Viridor’s export portfolio and to see “excellent account management with UK and European-based customers”.

His immediate task is a review of energy-from-waste residues and establishing long-term partnerships. He has led a review of the company’s future glass strategy, identifying investments in the context of Viridor’s supply chain and market requirements.

HERMAN VAN DER MEIJ 400

HERMAN VAN DER MEIJ 400

Commercial director Paul Ringham said van der Meij (pictured left) was leaving to pursue a new opportunity outside of Viridor and the company wished him well.

The new senior team comprises:

  • Richard Crump, former head of trading, becomes head of international, with specific responsibility for recycled paper
  • Aaron Williamson, commercial manager, recycled paper
  • Ian Porter, trading manager, polymers
  • Thalia Bofiliou, commercial markets analyst
  • Richard Jenkins, commercial manager, metals
  • Ruby Rose, transport co-ordinator, operations team

 

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