Chase Plastics appoints new operations director

The manufacturer of recycled Polythene pellets and compounds has announced the appointment of Johnstone Smith as operations director. Mr Smith has more than 30 years’ experience in the polythene extrusion and plastics recycling industries in a variety of roles, latterly as operations director with British Polythene Industries, the RPC Group and Berry Global Inc.

Johnstone Smith has been appointed to the role of operations director

With its factory in Brandon, Suffolk, Chase Plastics serves customers across the UK and mainland Europe. The company was acquired in 2018 by UK Polythene Holdings, a private investment company focused on the polythene film industry.

Mr Smith’s appointment is the latest milestone in the growth plans of Chase Plastics. Since the company was acquired in 2018, it has benefited from significant infrastructure investment, a new corporate identity and the awarding of EUCertPlast accreditation.

CEO David Harris said: “Johnstone’s considerable expertise further strengthens our team, and will reinforce delivery of our ambitious growth plans. The strength of our team combined with an ambitious investment programme can give our customers confidence to increase the recycled content in their high-performance polythene film, profitably.”