Econic Technologies appoints new Chairman

UK-based pioneering cleantech company, Econic Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as their new non-executive Chair to the board of directors to take the company into the next phase of business scale up.

Having worked in the chemical industry for well over 30 years, and holding a PhD in chemical metallurgy from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, Jansz brings a wealth of global expertise to Econic. His previous roles include senior positions at Shell, Basell and LyondellBasell, and he is the founder and Managing Director of business and technology management consultancy Expertise Beyond Borders. As a former President of Technology Business at LyondellBasell, Jansz has extensive experience in the polyolefin industry and related value chains, in commercialising innovation and in monetising IP. He is currently serving as a non-executive director on the board of Synthomer plc, and is a senior advisor with Natrium Capital Ltd.

Econic has patented catalyst technology that transforms CO2 from a harmful waste to a valuable raw material allowing manufacturers to make some of the plastics we rely on today more sustainably; reducing cost and enhancing performance at the same time as reducing CO2 emissions.

Jansz succeeds David Morgan, who is stepping down from his role after a much valued seven years as the founding Chair at Econic Technologies, which saw the company engage the market, take its technology from the lab to a pilot demonstration facility, and secure funding from a number of investors, including renowned OGCI Ventures.

Dr Rowena Sellens, CEO of Econic Technologies, commented: “With his vast experience of working with companies of varying sizes, Just’s appointment is a great addition to Econic Technologies as we embark on the next exciting phase of scaling the business with our customer partners. We are delighted to welcome him on board as Chair and to benefit from the experience he adds to the Econic team. Meanwhile, I want to say a huge thank you to David who has guided us through our journey so far.”

Kelsey Lynn Skinner, Investor Director, said: “We are thrilled with this appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as Econic Technologies’ chairman. Just brings a mix of industry knowledge and a wealth of experience at the board level, and we look forward to working with him.”

Dr. Just Jansz added: “I’m excited to be working with the team at Econic Technologies. The company has made formidable progress in scaling its unique technology, and I look forward to using my experience to help see Econic Technologies continue on its impressive growth path, successfully commercialise the technology and realise its full potential.”

For further information, please contact:
Alex Kane, Farrer Kane: +44 (0) 20 7415 7154 |
Max Jewell, Farrer Kane: +44 (0) 20 7415 7154 |

For more information on Econic or to inquire about our catalyst technologies, please contact:
Richard French, Business Development Director Econic Technologies | +44 1625 238 645

Author, Anthea Blackburn