Victor Zapata

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Recycling Commercial Director - Americas Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow

Victor joined Dow 21 years ago in The Netherlands as a TS&D engineer for consumer electronics and packaging. In 2001, he relocated to Spain to perform various sales positions for the broader Dow plastics portfolio. In the 2005-2009 period, he was transferred to Switzerland to assume EMEA marketing responsibilities for the Food and Specialty Packaging market segment and kick off the Dow Innovation Packaging Value Chain program.

Late in 2009 Victor became Sales Director for Dow Packaging & Specialty Packaging in Southern Europe, where he covered the regional commercial responsibilities for the business as well as held several external industry roles: President of Cicloplast (Spanish industry entity created to comply with the EU Packaging Waste Directive) and board member of Ecoembes (Spanish Integrated Waste Management System), Plastics Europe Iberica and Transformadora de Etileno TDEIAE.

Victor was transferred to his current location in Houston, TX, in 2013. Since then he held several roles in the United States as NA Solution Polyethylene Product Director, NA Sales Director (primary focus on Rigid Packaging and Health & Hygiene markets) and US Regional Cracker Asset Director for the Dow Hydrocarbons business (primary responsibility and oversight for the profit & loss of the business in the US Gulf Coast).

In November 2019, he was appointed to his current role as Recycling Commercial Director for The Americas and is responsible to develop sustainable business models that address plastics circularity via mechanical and feedstock recycling.

Victor holds a master’s degree in chemistry by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

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