Cyclyx Executive Advisory Board

Tim Barnette

VICE PRESIDENT, POLYMERS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF AMSTY

Tim Barnette

VICE PRESIDENT, POLYMERS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF AMSTY

About

Tim Barnette is Vice President – Polymers and Sustainability of AmSty. He was appointed to this position in 2012.

Previously, Mr. Barnette served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexpak Corporation, a global leader in precision-molded package and content manufacturing for the music, cinematic, and videogame industries.  Prior to joining Nexpak, Mr. Barnette was Vice President, Sales & Marketing, with Atlanta Precision Molding Company, Ltd., a joint venture of Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Heavy Industries.

Before entering the packaging market, Mr. Barnette worked as a commercial executive in Huntsman Chemical Corporation’s polystyrene and polypropylene businesses in Chesapeake, Virginia and in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mr. Barnette entered the petrochemical industry in 1981 as a polyethylene product engineer in Freeport, Texas, with The Dow Chemical Company before moving into commercial roles marketing polyethylene, polystyrene and specialty styrenic resins in Dow’s Atlanta office in 1984.

Mr. Barnette holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Steve Russell

PRINCIPAL, SKR STRATEGIES LLC

Steve Russell

PRINCIPAL, SKR STRATEGIES LLC

About

Steve Russell is a thought leader on plastics, sustainability and the circular economy, and a trusted bridge builder who can spot opportunities to deliver lasting results. He formed SKR Strategies to help clients better understand complicated landscapes, and advance solutions that benefit people, prosperity and the planet.

Throughout 25 years at ACC Steve held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Plastics, managing a board of 20 C-Suite executives at leading petrochemical and plastic resin producers. Steve provided transformative leadership on advocacy, external relationships, environmental performance and sustainability. Key accomplishments include having:

• Led a team of 25 high-performing advocacy, policy and sustainability experts working to improve recycling and recovery, advance innovative technologies and solutions, and create partnerships to keep plastic out of our ocean and environment

• Led the design and launch of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a $1.5B initiative among global chemical, plastic, consumer brand and waste management companies to deliver catalytic investment in systems to end plastic waste in the environment to ensure a more circular economy, particularly in emerging economies

• Provided chemical/plastic industry perspectives at U.S. House committee hearings, and to documentary filmmakers, investigative journalists and live televised news programs

• Joined U.S. government delegations to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation dialogue and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as an invited expert

• Convened and/or served on a number of industry/NGO dialogue groups and partnerships, including on the Steering Committee of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance.

Mr. Russell is also a Board Member of Keep America Beautiful (currently Board Chair), and a founding member of the National Democratic Institute’s Equal Voices Committee. He earned a BA from the University of Kansas, and a JD from California Western School of Law. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Paul Turner

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARCIAN LIMITED

Paul Turner

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARCIAN LIMITED

About

Paul Turner is a former Senior Executive in the Chemical Industry, having worked with reputable, blue chip companies such as DuPont, LyondellBasell, Hoechst AG, Borealis and The Dow Chemical Company. Paul was Chairman of the Polyolefins Group with Plastics Europe, the European Plastics Association. He has been instrumental in forming PCEP, the Polyolefins Circular Economy Platform, which is a value chain approach to drive the circular economy for polyolefins in collaboration with converters, brand owners, recyclers and waste management companies. Today, Paul provides Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board support to senior executives within companies operating in the Plastics value chain to drive the sustainable use of plastics.