Bob Render is the Commercial Manager for Ravago Recycling Group, part of the Ravago family of resin distribution companies which includes Muehlstein, Entec, Channel Prime, and Amco Polymers. RRG assists companies in adding recycled content to their products and setting up closed loop recycling programs. We provide services and recycling for the major producer plants and sell their scrap and wide spec.
Ravago also has compounding plants in PA, TN, MI, OH, & TX with strategic partnerships across North America. We have major distribution centers in Baytown, TX, Plainfield, IL, and Barberton, OH.
Besides working with customers on recycling and closed opportunities, Bob researches and brings new technologies to Ravago to explore opportunities. Lately, these include non-mechanical recycling processes such as de-polymerization of PET and PE as well as filtration of PP. RRG would supply feedstocks to these processes and provide sales channels for the outputs.
Bob was president of Maine Plastics, a post industrial plastics recycler from 1994 to 2010 and created A Greener Solution, a sustainability consulting and management company which was sold to Casella Resource Solutions in 2013. His background has been primarily in operations, change management, and continuous improvement systems applied to recycling.
Bob is an active participant in HPRC, Plastics Industry Association where he is Vice Chair of the Recycling Committee, and The Society of Plastics Engineers.