Petcore announces new executive director

Petcore Europe has appointed Martin Stephan as Executive Director, vice Ermis Panagiotopoulos, who served as Interim Executive Director since January 1st, 2023.

Martin Stephan spent his entire career in the chemical industry, in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and has been more recently Deputy CEO of Carbios. Carbios was one of the founding members and co-chair of the Depolymerization working group of Petcore Europe.

“We thank Ermis for taking on the role of Executive Director as Interim in the last four months, and we wish him all the best in his role of Head Sustainability Advocacy EMEA at Indorama Ventures PCL. We welcome Martin Stephan, and we are convinced that his experience and competencies will be paramount to deliver on the mission of the Association.” says Antonello Ciotti, Chairman of Petcore Europe.

“I am very excited to join Petcore Europe, an association which grew very significantly during the last 6 years under the leadership of Christian Crepet. The PET industry is facing multiple challenges and can greatly contribute to meeting the EU sustainability goals thanks to the unique properties of PET, the world’s most recycled plastic.” says Martin Stephan.


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