Brussels, November 23rd, 2023

PETCORE Europe is pleased to announce that Roberto Bertaggia has been appointed as Executive Director as of 23rd November 2023. He replaces Martin Stephan, who previously served in the role.


Roberto Bertaggia has spent over 30 years of his career in managing both complex contractual sales and coordination roles. He has deep experience across the PET industry including recycling technologies, regulatory and business development. Moreover, he is a Past President of Petcore Europe, serving in the post back in 2017.


Commenting on his appointment, Antonello Ciotti, President at Petcore Europe said:

“We welcome Roberto Bertaggia and are convinced that his experience and competencies will be invaluable as we work to deliver and sharpen the targets defined in the Petcore mission and move towards an environmental transition with the aim of maximizing the circularity of our business. We thank Martin for the support and dedication that he has shown as Executive Directorover the past six months, and we wish him all the best in his new role as Chief Business Officer at Global Bioenergies.


“I am very happy to join Petcore Europe, the well-recognised home of the PET value chain world,“ added Roberto Bertaggia. “Nowadays, sustainability is no longer an option. The industry is called on to not only be in compliance with sustainability concepts but to also be proactive in offering solutions. Petcore Europe has a major role to play in coordinating efforts and resources to achieve the required targets and I am looking forward to providing my contribution too.”


About PETCORE Europe: with 157 members, PETCORE Europe represents the entire PET industry (monomers and PET manufacturers, converters, brand-owners, retailers and recyclers) at the EU institutions and other stakeholders.


Maria Trofimova

Digital Communications Officer, Petcore Europe

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About Petcore Europe

Petcore Europe is the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993.

Its mission is to ensure that the entire PET industry is well aligned to enhance its value and sustainable growth, to represent the PET industry before the European institutions and other stakeholders, to ensure that PET is positioned as an outstanding packaging material and recognised as environmentally sound, to support and validate innovative packaging solutions from a recycling perspective, and to work with all interested parties to ensure a continuous increase of PET post-consumer collection and recycling.

PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight form of polyester. It is used to make containers for soft drinks, juices, drinks, water, edible oil, fresh food and dairy as well as household cleaners and other non-food applications. PET bottles and food containers, such as sheets and trays are perfectly recyclable while they help to reduce CO2 emissions and food waste.


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