PRESS RELEASE: New Petcore Europe President elected


Friday, March 6, 2015 — Brussels


Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe, elected its new President Mark Kenrick from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd. Mark takes over from Roberto Bertaggia (Gruppo M&G), who chaired Petcore Europe since it was established two years ago, and the former Petcore for several years.

“I am delighted about my new role and determined that Petcore Europe continues to grow and to definitely be the voice of the European PET industry in Europe, especially in Brussels,” outlined the new President.

Mark is the CEO of Lotte Chemical UK Ltd, the UK manufacturer of PET. A mechanical engineer by background, he has experience in technical, operational, and general management roles mainly in the Polyester Industry in Europe, USA and Brazil. Mark is also Treasurer of CPME, The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe, one of the association members of Petcore Europe, alongside the PET converters, recyclers, machinery and other suppliers to the PET industry.

Another Board member stepped down, Stephen Short (Indorama). He is replaced by Carlos Molina from CEPSA.

The Board of Petcore Europe is composed of Mark Kenrick (Lotte Chemical), Roberto Bertaggia (M&G), Carlos Molina (CEPSA) all representing CPME, Mathieu Haels (Plastipak) for EuPC, Marc De Voogd (ALPLA) for Forum PET Europe, Joachim Eckstein for EuPET, Casper Van Den Dungen (PolyRecycling) and Christian-Yves Crépet (Sorepla) for PRE (Plastics Recyclers in Europe), Christoph Wöss (EREMA), Ian Appleyard (ColorMatrix), Marcel de Botton (Logoplaste) and Patrick Peuch (Petcore Europe).

Mark Kenrick, new President of Petcore Europe