In his new role, Le Grand represents the growing Max-AI product line in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Poland and Benelux. Le Grand previously spent nearly six years in sales with BHS subsidiary Nihot Recycling Technology based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
“Max-AI technology has had a great deal of success in Europe, particularly with customers that want to lower their operation costs in their existing facilities,” said Max-AI Managing Director Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer. “Due to his experience with BHS Europe and Nihot, Remi is already an expert not only on Max, but also with overall recycling equipment and system design. We’re very excited to have Remi on our team – he will be a great resource to deliver intelligent, automated and profitable solutions to our customers.”
“This technology is already at work throughout Europe and has proven to be a game changer,” said Le Grand. “I’m excited for everything that comes with Max-AI – the AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) robotic sorter, the VIS (Visual Identification System) for material composition analysis, and the NRT SpydIR® with Max-AI, the first optical sorter to employ artificial intelligence (AI). I’m very happy to focus my attention on a technology that continues to impact the industry in such a positive way.”
Max-AI technology employs AI to recognize materials similar to the way a person does. Launched by BHS in 2017, Max-AI technology powers robotic sorters, optical sorters and reporting systems, and continues to be integrated into new and existing equipment throughout Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). Since its inception, more than 50 Max-AI AQC robotic sorters have been sold in applications of fiber, containers and residue. Recently, NRT announced the SpydIR® with Max-AI, an optical sorter that also uses Max-AI technology to create new sortation capabilities and increase overall recovery and purity.