Glass recycler Strategic Materials has appointed Christopher Dods as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Denis Suggs, the outgoing CEO, leaves Strategic Materials after providing more than five years of dedicated service to the company.

Prior to joining Strategic Materials, Mr Dods served as CEO of American specialty waste company Clean Earth.

He also served as President, Environmental Services Division at Philips Services Corporation and earlier in his career he was a Senior Vice President at Aramark Corporation.

Mr. Dods added: “I’m thrilled to join Strategic Materials and further the company’s mission to create a better future for the planet by increasing recycled content in existing and new applications.”

Steven Raich, Managing Director at Littlejohn & Co., who Strategic Materials are part of, added: “We thank Mr Suggs for his steady leadership during a successful phase in the company’s history and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

“Mr Suggs 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.”