15 July 2008 - Harrie Camps new director of PlasticsEurope Nederland

On July 1, 2008 Harrie Camps has started as director of PlasticsEurope Nederland. He is the successor of Harry Lucas, who was active for the organization since it’s foundation. In the past few years PlasticsEurope Nederland has become an eminent partner in the Dutch plastics industry.

Besides their name, the new and former director have lots of similarities: Harry Lucas and Harrie Camps are both coming from SABIC Europe, they both live in the south of the Netherlands and they share their passion for plastics.

Harrie Camps, from origin a chemical engineer, already works for twenty years in the plastics industry. At DSM he started as process engineer, but his interest in business and communication brought him rapidly to the (technical) marketing department. For Camps communication is of vital importance. In the several research projects for polyolefins he led, Camps made this also tangible by putting the internal and external communications high on the agenda.

Camps is still working for SABIC Europe where he is responsible for the successful execution of the REACH program. Through SABIC’s active membership of PlasticsEurope, he became involved in the Industry Action Team Consumer Protection, and thus became familiar with the organization of PlasticsEurope and its objectives . Important topics are advocacy on plastics related regulations, cooperation in the plastics value chain, and improvement of the image of plastics. The Dutch activities will be continued by Camps and new initiatives will start in short term.

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Editors' note:
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU27 member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey.

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50.000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 280 billion € per year.

The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP. For further info see the web links: www.plasticseurope.org, www.plasticsconverters.eu, www.euromap.org