Thomas Busard

Session Title: Challenges and Opportunities in PET Recycling: What is Integral to PET's Continued Success

Tom has been with Plastipak Packaging Inc. for over 47 years. During this time Tom has held positions of increased responsibility across the company’s global business areas, including Site & Regional Operations Management, Corporate Engineering, International Manufacturing & Operations, Global Procurement, Resins Procurement, and Global Product Supply. Tom currently serves as Plastipak’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) In 1989 Tom was assigned to start up Plastipak’s plastics recycling affiliate, Clean Tech Inc. and as Clean tech closes in on 30 years in the recycling business, he continues to serve as President of Clean Tech Inc. today.

Throughout his career Tom has been very active in a number of industry organizations. He is a past board member of both the MRC (Michigan Recycling Coalition) and APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers). Tom served as Chairman of APR for one term, and is currently a member of the APR Technical Committee. Tom’s been a board member of NAPCOR(National Association for PET Container Resources) for 23+ years and currently serves as Chairman of NAPCOR.