Bioplastics processor Ecospan plans new ops center in PA


Bioplastics developer and marketer of bioplastics products Ecospan LLC is adding an East Coast home to its current headquarters in California. The new operations center in Exton, Pennsylvania, slated to open in the fall of 2011, also will be the home office for the company's expanded management team. Recent hires include Paul Cannon, marketing VP, and ex-Conair executive John Vandenbergh as VP operations.

In response to questions form PlasticsToday, Paul Cannon, who joined the company n Feb. 2011, said the offices at the new operations center will house the company's central research and development laboratories, including a customer design center, with full product testing capabilities. Additionally, the company will use the new location to produce its BioFlow family of resins to augment its facility in Arizona. The company's headquarters is in Greenbrae, California "Many strategic decisions drove the expansion," added Greg Hoffman, chairman and CEO, in a company statement. "Our new executive team and operations center go hand-in-hand."

Scott Sanderson, Ecospan's VP product development, who has been with the company since its inception in 2005, will be relocating from Ecospan's facility in Asia to the new Pennsylvania location. Jeff White, the company's president, also will work from there.
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