Javier Constante, commercial vice president, packaging and speciality plastics business EMEA of Dow Europe, has been named acting president of PlasticsEurope.
He succeeds Versalis CEO Daniele Ferrari, who was elected president of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) at the end of October.
Constante, who took the helm on Nov. 22, set out his plans to face what he described as “challenging times for the plastics sector.”
“I am looking forward to boosting our strong engagement in ensuring the highest possible rates for re-use, recycling and/or recovery of all plastics packaging,” he said.
The PlasticsEurope official said his priority would be to build on the existing sustainability commitments made by the industry “to provide sustainable answers for our future.”
Constante joined Dow in 1989 in Buenos Aires and has worked in various leadership positions across sales and marketing operations in Latin America and Europe.
He took over his current position at Dow in 2011. In 2015 he was elected vice president of PlasticsEurope, in addition to which he serves as a member of the World Plastics Council.