Kevin Cronin
VP Sustainability and R&D
Ultra-Poly Corporation

Kevin is currently VP, Sustainability and R&D at Ultra-Poly Corporation, one of the largest asset-based plastics recycling companies in the country, located in Portland, PA.

With a degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Kevin has over 35 years of professional experience in the field of polymers and plastics on a global basis  His career began as a product development engineer and progressed through more customer-facing roles in technical services, sales and marketing, to business management and ultimately to executive leadership of several companies both in a large corporate setting as well as in small entrepreneurial environments.   

Over the past 10 years, Kevin has become deeply involved with sustainability initiatives and was CEO of a company that was in the top 20 of all polymer recycling operations nationally.  He created his own company to focus on broader, more holistic approaches to sustainability and to develop solutions to more challenging waste streams.  With a passion for developing business opportunities that also help to address the very real solid-waste issues that confront the plastics industry, Kevin is involved in developing and commercializing new recycling technologies and value chains through grass-roots development, participation is industry associations and collaboration with academia, start-ups and brand owners.

A married father of two adult children, Kevin and his wife Jacqueline are long-time residents of northern New Jersey where they are involved with their community in many capacities and enjoy the many outdoor activities offered in the Garden State.