Perpetual Recycling Solutions has hired veteran PET recycling buyer Phil Cavin as senior purchasing director for its $30 million plant in Richmond, Ind., that will open in December.
Cavin will procure 125 million pounds of curbside and deposit PET bales for the 100,000-square-foot plant, which initially will have one line making 75 million pounds of food-grade PET flake annually.
“[Phil Cavin's] deep industry experience and knowledge of material recovery facilities will ensure our plant has the raw materials required,” said David Bender, CEO of both Perpetual and Chicago-based holding company, Re: Think Recycling Group LLC.
Most recently Cavin was sales consultant for Plastrec Inc. of Quebec. He previously was national procurement director and PET sales director at Mohawk Industries in Summerville, Ga.
The plant will have two lines, the second to be added next year.
Re: Think also owns recycler Pure Tech Plastics of East Farmingdale, N.Y.