Wallingford’s Greentek Global recruits first COO

Greentek Global, a Wallingford-based specialist hygiene technology firm, has appointed Jon Graves as its first ever Chief Operating Officer.

Graves’ appointment comes off the back of a number of contract wins for the firm which include a five-year exclusive partnership with Alliance Scotland, along with a five-year agreement which will see phs Goup supplying GreenTeck Global’s ECOFLOW washroom system.

His new COO role will see Graves managing the company’s day-to-day operations while raising awareness of GreenTeck Global’s COSHH-free, chemical-free cleaning and sustainable waste management systems.

David Thurston, founder and CEO of GreenTeck Global, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jon to GreenTeck Global’s leadership team. Jon shares our passion for delivering solutions that make a positive difference, and I am confident that his combination of financial and operational expertise will prove invaluable as we look to expand into new markets and product lines.”

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He brings more than 30 years’ experience in the sustainable packaging and logistics industries, as well as a proven record in developing companies and delivering environmentally-friendly business solutions.

For international packaging business DH Smith PLC, Graves worked, as a qualified accountant, across several business units in both a financial operational capacity. His 12-year tenure at the company saw him becoming its youngest general manager.

He then spent 12 years with food and beverage packaging specialist PLS where he was charged with expanding its European service into Germany and Poland following the company’s purchase by Bibby Distribution.

In early 2022 Graves founded Pack Smart, a food packaging business of which he will remain chief executive. He also retains his non-executive director role at sustainable warehouse storage products manufacturer PALLITE.

Jon Graves, COO of GreenTeck Global, said: “As a big admirer of GreenTeck Global’s mission to reduce dependency on chemical-based products, I am excited to be joining this industry pioneer at such a pivotal moment.

“Throughout my career I have advocated the importance of circular economy practices, and long championed the benefits of organizations incorporating sustainable solutions across every area of ​​their business.

“I therefore look forward to working alongside David to help make GreenTeck Global’s game-changing range of chemical-free cleaning products and waste management systems even more accessible.”

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