Rick Wagner

Sustainability Policy & Program Manager

Rick Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the petrochemical industry for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP. Currently, he is Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Global Sustainability Manager. Prior roles have been in sales, application development, product development and laboratory roles. Most recently Rick has spoken at conferences examining the business case for Sustainability, stakeholder engagement and “a vision for plastics recovery”. He serves as the Team Leader for the Plastics Energy Recovery Team and a member of the Value Chain Outreach Committee, Plastics Packaging Team and Flexible Films Recycling group of the American Chemistry Council. As an Honored Service Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Rick was a founding member of the Flexible Packaging Division and has served as a leader in various International, Divisional and Local roles. Rick received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from San Diego State University.

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).