Axion names new chief operating and technology officer

Claude Brown has more than 22 years of experience in the polymer industry.

April 8, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Personnel Plastics
Axion International Holdings Inc. (AXIH), a Zanesville, Ohio-based manufacturer of recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies, has appointed Claude Brown Jr. chief operating and technology officer.

Brown, with more than 22 years of experience in the development, commercialization and manufacturing of innovative building materials, will manage and promote the operations for all of AXIH’s product lines, including Ecotrax composite rail ties and Struxure building material lines, as well as AXIH’s subsidiary, Axion Recycled Plastics Inc.

“We are very pleased to have Claude join our executive management team given his experience, leadership and results-driven track record,” says Steve Silverman, AXIH’s president and CEO. “As a strategic and senior executive with extensive expertise in operations and product development, he will also be instrumental in enhancing industry partnerships and international relationships for the advancement of our technologies and the expansion of our applications.”

Prior to joining AXIH, Brown served as president of Eovations LLC, a new business venture focused on the development, production and launch of an innovative structural polymer technology which he spun-out of Dow Chemical.