Napcor appoints new executive director

Aug. 5, 2022
Laura Stewart steps up from the role of director of operations to replace Darrel Collier, who retired in April.
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The National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor) and its board of directors have appointed Laura Stewart to the position of executive director, effective Aug. 1.

Stewart replaces outgoing Executive Director Darrel Collier, who retired in April. She joined Napcor in 2017, serving as communications director and, most recently, director of operations. Before joining Napcor, she was VP for sales and marketing at Placon Corp.

“I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity to lead Napcor,” Stewart said. “The PET industry has a great story to tell about this versatile, recyclable material that will be central as we transition to a circular economy and more sustainable future. With emerging technologies that have the potential to reform recycling infrastructure, the PET industry is uniquely positioned to grow.”

Napcor, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry in North America.