Florian Werner will take over as CEO of Interzero Plastics Recycling, a segment of Europe’s leading provider of recycling solutions, Interzero. The focus of his activities will be on the further expansion of the segment, which is known for its plastics recycling and, with over 800,000 t/a, the largest sorting capacity in Europe.
Florian Werner’s work will focus on the strategic development and the deepening of value creation. The measures already started to increase the performance and sorting quality of the plants, as well as the increase in the degree of recycling for plastics – for example, for the provision of plastic waste for chemical recycling – are a good starting position, on which it is now necessary to build further. In addition, the final integration process into the Interzero group of companies, which was newly created this year, is in full swing.
“I am looking forward to the new tasks at Interzero. In many industries, the consistent closing of material cycles is moving more and more into the center of attention. Implementing innovative solutions together with the international Interzero team and our customers and thus contributing to a more sustainable use of raw materials is an exciting task on the pulse of time. As an innovation leader and Europe’s largest plastics sorter, with its people, team spirit and wealth of experience, the Interzero Group is excellently positioned for this,” Florian Werner emphasises. Florian Werner previously worked for the Swiss technology group OC Oerlikon AG, where he was head of the “Materials” business unit with locations in the USA, Canada, Germany and China and drove its successful turnaround.
The CEO of Interzero Plastics Recycling GmbH, Stephan Schwarz, has left his position on November 1st 2022, to join ArcelorMittal. This step was planned and closely coordinated with Dr Axel Schweitzer, shareholder and chairman of Interzero, as a result of the sale of the former Alba International Recycling metal companies to the steel company.