Chris Surbrook

New Business Development

Chris started in the plastics industry selling additives and other materials as the North American Business Manager for Mica-Tek division of Microfine Minerals Limited in 1995.  In 1998, he co-founded All Plastics, Inc., a manufacturing company that produced special-effect colorants.  In 2005, All Plastics, was acquired by Bordener Engineered Surfaces in Midland, Michigan.  Chris served as Chief Scientific Officer at Bordener until 2008. In 2009, he joined Midland Compounding & Consulting as New Business Development.  Here he develops sustainable engineered materials for the Automotive, Building & Construction, and Furniture Industries.  He is also a Director, and Past-President, for the Society of Plastics Engineers Sustainability Division.  He has published 6 technical papers and participates in technical collaborative studies with the PLASTICS Industry Association and Institute for Scrap Recycling Industry.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, May 21st
10:30am to 12:00pm

Our opening plenary, a series of rapid-fire presentations rolled into a cohesive whole, will feature truly disruptive efforts to advance collection and expand the use of recycled plastics. The plenary will push attendees to think outside the box and challenge their assumptions about the traditional models that need to change to take the life cycle of plastics into the next generation (note that the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation awards will also be announced during this session).