Casepak team continues to grow with five new appointments
- 10 October 2011
- Company & Industry News
Leading waste management company Casepak has appointed five new members of staff as part of the company’s expansion plans. Casepak’s £21 million Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), due to open in the autumn, will create 50 jobs initially with a prospect of a further 50 as the amount of recyclable material handled increases.
The first of these positions to be filled includes the appointment of Greg Paradowski as MRF Production Manager, Chris Leach as Commercial Manager, Natalie Gillett as Office Supervisor, Laura Johnson as Commercial Administrator, and Alex Girvan as Finance Administrator. These recent appointments are just the first to be made as the MRF approaches operation.
Initially Greg Paradowski, Casepak’s new MRF Production Manager, will be responsible for taking care of MRF operations, managing on-site contractors and liaising with the Health and Safety Manager to create safe working procedures and risk assessments. As the MRF comes on line this autumn, Greg will then take the lead in ensuring that the MRF’s quality and production targets are met.
Greg already has two years’ experience managing MRF operations. Speaking about his new position at Casepak, Greg said: “Casepak is a company with almost 40 years’ experience behind them. As the MRF comes on stream, it will be my job to ensure that the facility continues to deliver the high levels of recycling excellence that Casepak customers have come to expect.
“The next few months are going to be busy at the MRF, on top of my responsibilities at the facility I will also be in charge of monitoring production staff performance and control the company maintenance regime. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to the challenge, and of course, excited to be working at one of the most technologically advanced MRFs in the country.”
Chris Leach, Commercial Manager, joins Casepak from waste and environmental management company Focsa UK Ltd. where he worked as a Commercial Manager. Here, he was responsible for the growth of the company’s commercial operations, leading a team of seven sales representatives selling commercial waste services.
Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and his new role at Casepak will be to drive volume growth for the MRF from local authority relationships, waste management companies and the C&I sector. He will also attend client meetings, both prospective and existing, on and off site and co-ordinate visits to the facility for Local Authorities, businesses and schools, alongside Office Supervisor Natalie Gillett.
Commenting on his new role, Chris Leach said: “My primary aim as Commercial Manager is to publicise the benefits and solutions Casepak can provide to Local Authorities and businesses. Soon to be one of the most efficient and flexible MRFs in the UK, the new facility will have the ability to maximise recycling and resource value whilst also reducing the country’s reliance on landfill disposal. It’s a great step forward and I’m pleased to be part of it.”
Natalie’s role is to co-ordinate the administrative and operational functions of the MRF. Initially, however, she will oversee the set-up of the company’s new MRF offices. Natalie will also head-up the Casepak MRF administration team and will be responsible for co-ordinating both client and educational visits to the facility.
Commenting on her new role, Natalie said: “I am looking forward to the new challenge this job will bring. My primary focus now is in the co-ordination of the new office set-up. This is a complex but vital task which will rely on efficient organisation.”
As Commercial Administrator, Laura’s main responsibility within Casepak will be to assist in the tendering process for Local Authority contracts. Speaking about her new role, Laura said: “Efficient and successful tendering will be very important as the MRF comes online this year and my previous experience and law degree has put me in good stead for this role. I am very pleased to be joining the Commercial Department and being part of the Casepak family.”
Finance Administrator Alex will be largely responsible for ensuring the invoicing and accounts procedure runs smoothly. One of the main aspects of his role will include calculating the cost for loads following the weighing and processing of materials at the new facility. Commenting on his new role, Alex said: “I have been keen to work with a progressive company and Casepak matches my ambition. I look forward to the new MRF opening later this year.”
Casepak’s Joint Managing Director, Mark Smith, said: “Each of these appointments marks the start of a very important chapter in the expansion of Casepak. With our MRF due to come on stream this autumn, it is important we have the right people in our team to maintain our trademark standard of excellence. I’m very pleased Greg, Chris, Natalie, Laura and Alex have decided to join the Casepak team, their appointments will be instrumental to the company’s onward success.”
The company already employs 77 people at its existing recycling facility in Enderby and has invested £21 million into the new MRF. The facility is due for completion in September and will become fully operational during the final quarter of 2011.
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