Veka Recycling – Ready To Go

Alex Hamilton
Paul Smith

As construction of its new purpose-built Wellingborough headquarters site nears completion, Veka Recycling has made two key appointments in preparation to becoming fully operational early in 2021.

Alex Hamilton joins from the waste management industry as head of sales and marketing. Previously he led teams focused on working with customers to reduce cost through improved waste segregation. He also helped organisations to utilise technology solutions to better manage waste.

Hamilton says that he was attracted to Veka Recycling by the promise of the new site becoming the most advanced of its type in Europe when it comes on stream early in 2021: “I have always been intrigued by the use of advanced technology in waste management processes,” says Hamilton, “and the ground-up build by Veka Recycling incorporates all of the latest processes. It will be rewarding to share this with all of our stakeholders.”

Another role, crucial to the operation of a plant, is filled by Paul Smith who becomes head of logistics.

A senior manager with over 25 years in the waste and recycling sector, Smith offers experience in sales, operations and logistics. He was also attracted by the prospect of having a pivotal role in an operation that sets out to redefine recycling. He says: “I was impressed by the company’s commitment to revising perceptions of the recycling industry, by setting new standards for operational excellence and finished product.


 “The standards that we will set when the new plant is fully commissioned in the new year will be achieved and maintained by having the right people to make everything run as well as it possibly can be. Alex and Paul have all of the qualities that we need to fulfil our lofty ambitions for the company.”

– Simon Scholes 

Managing Director, VEKA Recycling


Picture: Alex Hamilton and Paul Smith.



Article written by John Roper
04th November 2020


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