Evergreen’s General Manager Greg Johnson is preparing to take the stage at the Plastics Recycling Conference, North America’s largest gathering of plastics recycling and sustainability professionals. The annual event, set for March 7-9 in National Harbour, Maryland outside of Washington DC, attracts 2,000 industry leaders, decision makers, and media with an interest in industry news, innovations, products, and services.
Johnson, who overseas Evergreen’s four plastics recycling and rPET manufacturing plants across North America, is part of a high-powered panel discussion on Tuesday, March 8, on Private Equity’s Impacts on the plastics recycling industry. Evergreen is a portfolio company of the Sterling Group, and over the last 18 months, the company has invested some $200 million in expanding Evergreen’s footprint and transforming its recycling and manufacturing capabilities. The panel also includes:
- John Griffin, Director, The Sterling Group
- Alexandra Tennant, Senior Analyst for PET/RPET, Wood Mackenzie
- Moderator: Maite Quinn-Richards, Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
In recent years, funding from the investment community has reshaped the plastics processing landscape, helping stakeholders meet end-consumer demand for sustainable products. This session offers an inside look at a company, Evergreen, in which private equity dollars have allowed the PET recycling and rPET manufacturing operation to significantly expand and vertically integrate. The panel will also offer analysis on where the investment trend in the industry may develop in the years to come. Find a complete session description here.
Johnson joined Evergreen in 2015 as director of operations when Evergreen had a single location in Clyde, Ohio. Since then, he has risen to general manager, overseeing a rapidly expanding enterprise with locations in Clyde, OH; Riverside, CA; Albany, NY; and Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. Today, Evergreen recycles more than 11.6 billion PET bottles annually and manufactures 147 million pounds of rPET, recycled content used in the packaging and products of leading brands. Before Evergreen, Johnson spent 11 years with cable and wire manufacturer Superior Essex. Find bios on all of the speakers here.
Joining Johnson at the Plastics Recycling Conference are Peg Sherry, Manager, Sales and Business Development, and Michael Sandoval, Director, Corporate Purchasing. Please visit the Evergreen team at Booth #340, March 7-9, in National Harbour!