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Renewi appoints General Manager for Canada

International waste-to-product company, Renewi plc, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Leopold as General Manager for its Canadian business.

 Mike joins Renewi from Honeywell Canada where he was District General Manager and achieved impressive sales growth in a challenging environment. He has also spent time in various senior management roles in leading global organisations, such as Lafarge and Siemens, managing complex operational environments dispersed over wide geographical areas. He replaces an interim predecessor and is a Canadian national.

 In his role, Mike will lead Renewi’s Canadian team and drive performance at its two operational organic waste processing facilities in Ottawa and London. Mike will also lead the final stages of the construction of Renewi’s new bio-gas facility in Surrey as it ramps-up commissioning ahead of receiving first waste later this year. This is a flagship project for the City of Surrey under which bio-gas extracted from the city’s organic waste will be used to operate the city’s waste collection fleet in a closed loop.

 James Priestley, Managing Director of the Municipal Division, said:

 “I am delighted to welcome Mike to the team. His strong commercial and operational skills will benefit our Canadian business as we optimise our existing facilities and prepare to bring our new Surrey facility online. Healso has an impressive record of building winning teams and facilitating change. This is another positive step for our Municipal Division as we work to deliver our commitments.”

About Renewi

 Renewi, created in 2017 by the merger of Shanks Group plc and Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., is a leading waste-to-product business ideally positioned to be part of the solution to some of the main environmental problems facing society today: reducing waste, avoiding pollution, and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. With over 7,000 employees across nine countries in Europe and North America, we have deep expertise and an extensive breadth of waste management products and services.

 For us, waste is a state of mind, an opportunity. When we take away someone’s waste we then give it new life. We transform a wide range of used materials into useful products and raw materials for our customers, like recycled paper, metal, plastic and glass, woodchips, compost, energy, fuel, and other products.

 In the process we protect the world from contamination, preserve finite natural resources, and enable customers to meet their sustainability goals. With our deep international expertise we also provide them with an extensive product range, combined with local service and attention.

 Above all, our team is committed and passionate about our mission: waste no more.