“We are delighted that Virginia will join us. His talents, expertise and leadership skills are central to the future of PlasticsEurope, “said Javier Constante, president of PlasticsEurope and vice president of Dow.” He has a great deal of experience in promoting sustainability challenges and collaborating in the value chain; particularly valuable for achieving our sustainability goals together with our stakeholders, “he added. Virginia Janssens said:” I am honored to take on the role of Managing Director of PlasticsEurope. With determination, openness and a sense of responsibility, I look forward to representing a dynamic sector in terms of innovation and facing the challenges of plastics. PlasticsEurope will reflect this change in the sector and promote sustainable solutions from, for and on behalf of its members and partner. We are at the crossroads of a new era for plastics with great opportunities to make a positive contribution to climate protection and society “.
Before joining EUROPEN in January 2010 as manager for EU affairs, Janssens had extensive experience in the political arena in Brussels, where he worked as a public affairs and PR consultant for various clients in the environment, food, chemicals and energy was active. Janssens holds a master’s degree in social and social sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and another master’s degree in intercultural management from the ICHEC Business School in Brussels.
About Plastics Europe
Plastics Europe Germany e. V., the association of plastic producers in Germany, is part of the pan-European organization Plastics Europe. Frankfurt am Main is home to the Central European region. It is one of the five regions of Europe for plastics and includes Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Plastics Europe is one of the main European business associations. The association maintains centers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris and works closely with other European and national plastic associations. Our over 100 member companies produce over 90 percent of plastics in the 28 EU member states and Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
Over 1.6 million people work in about 60,000 companies in the plastics sector (mainly small and medium-sized companies for processing) and generate sales of over 360 billion euros per year. The plastics industry is made up of plastics manufacturers – represented by Plastics Europe in Europe, processors – represented by EuPC in Europe and plastics machinery manufacturers – represented by Euromap in Europe.