Company bids farewell to founding board member
ORLANDO–Mar. 17, 2022 — Today, PureCycle (NASDAQ: PCT) announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Steven F. Bouck, former president of Waste Connections, Inc. and Allen Jacoby, chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development for Milliken & Company joined PureCycle’s Board of Directors effective March 15, 2022. Together, Bouck and Jacoby bring more than 50 years of relevant experience to the board and will help PureCycle continue to advance its mission and business objectives. Each of Jacoby and Bouck qualify as an independent director under the NASDAQ listing rules independence standards.
Mike Otworth, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, PureCycle, said, “We are thrilled to expand our board with the addition of Allen and Steven who will bring deep industry and recycling knowledge to our bench. We have worked hard to ensure our board represents the different experiences within our industry, and our two new members are no exception. They are both proven and successful leaders and will serve PureCycle well.”
Steven Bouck, former president, Waste Connections, Inc., said, “I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to join PureCycle’s Board of Directors. Being connected to an innovative and entrepreneurial organization is an exciting new challenge and I look forward to bringing my finance and environmental experience to this top-notch team.”
Allen Jacoby, chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development, Milliken & Company, said, “I am ready to roll up my sleeves and begin working with my fellow board members to achieve PureCycle’s overall mission of revolutionizing plastic waste into a renewable resource. PureCycle is a leader in the plastics recycling technology space, and I look forward to helping guide the company through commercialization.”
Bouck, 65, worked for Waste Connections, Inc., for more than 20 years serving first as its chief financial officer and then as president until his departure in 2018. Before joining Waste Connections Inc., he developed significant financial services experience, focus on the environmental industry, through his roles with First Analysis Corporation. Bouck currently does not serve on any other public company boards.
Jacoby, 55, has more than 30 years of leadership experience serving in top roles in research and development, manufacturing, strategy, and finance within the plastics and technology industries. He has spent 19 years at Milliken & Company, working his way from business manager to his current role as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development. Jacoby currently does not serve on any other public company boards.
PureCycle also announced the resignation of Richard “Rick” Brenner from PureCycle’s Board of Directors effective March 15, 2022. Brenner submitted his resignation from the board to focus more time on his increasing business obligations outside of PureCycle. Mr. Brenner was appointed an inaugural member of PureCycle’s public company board when it listed with NASDAQ in March 2021.
Otworth added, “We are incredibly thankful for Rick’s service and longstanding commitment to PureCycle. We have benefitted significantly from the leadership and insight he brought to the board. Rick has been a positive force from the creation of our company to listing as a public company and we are grateful for his contributions.”
With the two new appointments and Brenner’s resignation, the Board is currently comprised of 8 members, six of whom have been deemed independent under NASDAQ listing rules.
About PureCycle Technologies
PureCycle Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of PureCycle Technologies, Inc., holds a global license to commercialize the only patented, solvent-based purification recycling technology, developed by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), for restoring waste polypropylene (PP) into ultra-pure resin. The proprietary process removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in an ultra-pure polypropylene suitable for any PP market. To learn more, visit purecycle.com