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Jan 11, 2023

New year, new challenge

New management at VEKA SAS & VEKA Ibérica

The past year 2022 was difficult for our subsidiaries VEKA SAS in France and VEKA Ibérica in Spain in two respects: On the one hand, economically, due to the shortage of raw materials and the increased raw material prices and energy costs. On the other hand, it was difficult from an emotional point of view, because the sudden death of the Managing Director Jos Lenferink last August affected all employees deeply.

Emmanuel Demesmay, Managing Director VEKA SAS, France

Emmanuel Demesmay takes over the management of VEKA SAS in France.

Emmanuel Demesmay is new Managing Director at VEKA SAS

After several months of exchange, the VEKA Group's Board of Directors has now taken the decision to entrust Emmanuel Demesmay with the management of VEKA SAS in France. Emmanuel Demesmay joined VEKA in May 2020 as Sales Manager and later as Country Manager and has so far led the Marketing and Sales teams. On January 01, 2023 he has taken over the management of the French subsidiary, which also serves the North African market. "I accept this new challenge with pride and a sense of responsibility and thank the VEKA Group management for their renewed trust", Demesmay comments on his new position.

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Luis del Fraile, Managing Director VEKA Ibérica, Spain

Since January 2023 Luis del Fraile is the new Managing Director of VEKA Ibérica in Spain.

Luis del Fraile is new Managing Director at VEKA Ibérica

Our colleagues in Spain have also met personnel changes at the top of the company: Luis del Fraile has been appointed as the new Managing Director of VEKA Ibérica. Since January 2023, Mr del Fraile is responsible for business in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

Luis del Fraile has already been working for VEKA since February 2009, most recently in the position of Finance Director for the SWENA region. He knows the company both at the country and group level, having experienced all the changes of the last few years at first hand.

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New Managing Director at VEKA Recycling Ltd.

In UK there is a new company management as well: Stuart Stockley, who has many years of experience in the building and construction industry, is taking over the management of VEKA Recycling Ltd. effective October 17, 2022.

Stuart Stockley has a personal and business commitment to sustainability alongside his experience in manufacturing and distribution, business and brand development. This commitment was one of the main reasons for being interested in the job: "VEKA Recycling Ltd is the leading UK-based specialist PVC-U recycler, and I was particularly attracted to the proposition of the commercial and social potential of collecting and returning this material for re-use over many cycles. We have an impressive facility here in Wellingborough, and I look forward to collaborating with our customers, colleagues and supply partners to help drive the business forward", comments Stockley on his new career challenge.

The recycling plant in the UK was completed at the end of 2020 and can process PVC-U into a high-quality recycled PVC-U granulate, which is fed back into the production of PVC products. In this way, valuable material is preserved, and the proportion of virgin material is reduced. It is the third plant built by the VEKA Group since 1993, along with Germany and France.

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Stuart Stockley, Managing Director VEKA Recycling Ltd., UK

Stuart Stockley is new Managing Director at VEKA Recycling Ltd. in UK.