Christopher Dods has been named Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Strategic Materials, North America’s largest glass recycler. He succeeds Denis Suggs, who is leaving the company. 

Strategic, which is also portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. said in a statement “Mr. Dods has significant executive leadership experience in the environmental and industrial services industries, with a proven ability to drive sustainable and profitable growth in the sector.”

Dods has previously held positions including CEO of Clean Earth, a former Littlejohn & Co. portfolio company and one of the largest specialty waste companies in the US.

He also served as President, Environmental Services Division at Philips Services Corporation and was a Senior Vice President at Aramark Corporation. Mr. Dods graduated from the United States Naval Academy.

Brian Michaud, Managing Director at Littlejohn & Co. said: “We are excited to have an executive of Chris’ calibre lead Strategic Materials at this important time for the company. Littlejohn has worked with Chris previously and seen first-hand his ability to build high-performance, team-oriented cultures and drive growth organically and through strategic acquisitions.”

Steven Raich, Managing Director at Littlejohn & Co. added: “On behalf of the entire company, we thank Denis for his steady leadership during a successful phase in the company’s history and wish him the best in his future endeavours. Denis created a strong foundation for growth as the leading North American glass recycler and we are eager to embark on the next phase of our journey under Chris.”

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21st January 2020