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George Blackwood joins POLYCO

George Blackwood joins POLYCO as business support manager


Cape Town,May 19, 2014. George Blackwood has joined the POLYCO team as its Business Support Manager. 

According to Mandy Naudé, POLYCO Chief Executive Officer, George is based in Cape Town and provides much needed administrative and operational support to POLYCO, thanks to his many years’ experience gained in both the corporate business environment and as a consultant to various industries.

“George will be working very closely with me in analyzing all the submissions for funding that we receiveand ensuring that they meet the necessary criteria,” Mandy explains.“Once the shortlist of candidates has been selected, George will also be part of the POLYCO team that visits their sites in order to gain a better understanding of their business operations and needs, before we make our final recommendations to the POLYCO board”.

“I am very excited about being part of the POLYCO team that is driving polyolefin recycling in South Africa.  This has been a long-awaited and much needed initiative that is about to change the landscape of plastics recycling in South Africa.  It feels good to be part of something that is so much bigger than yourself, and sharing a passion to impact lives and give something back to communities that you know will leave a lasting impact for generations to come,” George says.

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