We’ve brought together some of the best and brightest people in our industry. Meet some of the people that make Close The Loop the innovative company it is today.
Craig was appointed to the Board in June 2001 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Corporate Management from AICS. He is also an ASCPA and a registered tax agent.
Craig has 27 years’ experience as a practicing accountant and management consultant. He is currently the proprietor of Devlin & Co, Accountants, and is the principal of Devlin Business Development Group Pty Ltd.
Rob joined Close the Loop in October 2013. Rob holds a Master of Science from Aston Business School in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Rob has been based in the UK, Belgium, Switzerland and the US prior to moving to Australia in 2009 and has held responsibility for businesses across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the US and Australia, ranging from start-up to in excess of $1bn in turnover. He has a strong track record of building efficient and successful companies and his sector background spans Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Automotive as well as Hi-Tech Electronics.
Steve conceived the idea for Close the Loop in 1999, and turned it into a stand alone business in early 2001. As CEO of Close the Loop for the first 6 years, Steve developed the original, game changing business model of a co-operative, voluntary, multi-vendor, producer responsibility collection and recycling program for toner and inkjet cartridges. Steve worked with Planet Ark to co-create the highly successful ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program, perhaps Australia’s most successful ewaste recycling program to date.
Steve is currently an Executive Director of Close the Loop Ltd, Close the Loop Inc (USA), and all related entities and is responsible for innovation, R&D and IP.
The inventor of 6 patented processes related to recycling and materials recovery technologies for toner and ink cartridges, Steve is an energetic entrepreneur who believes, as in nature, there is no such thing as ‘waste’.
Steve was a finalist in the 2011 ‘”Entrepreneur of the year” awards, a past winner of a Victorian Enterprise Workshop “Award of Excellence”, and has guided Close the Loop to several other awards and commendations including the 2006 UN Environment Day awards for innovation.
Peter joined Close the Loop in May 2014 after over 20 years in the IT industry. He brings a broad experience in senior sales leadership roles from working with Ricoh, Lexmark and Computershare. He was instrumental in the development of intellectual property in managed print services for Lexmark, and broadened his experience with electronic document management solutions with Computershare, including SaaS, Enterprise Content Management and business process outsourcing and automation.
Peter was educated at The Australian National University in Canberra and the Marketing Association of Australia & New Zealand. Peter is responsible for the sales and marketing strategy for Close the Loop in the Asia Pacific region and brings a strong track record of sales leadership, strategy, and building high performance teams.
Dirk joined Close the Loop in January 2014.
After completing paramedical studies in Belgium and Germany and marketing at “Management Centre Europe” in Brussels, Dirk began in a commercial position developing a medical device company in Belgium and the Netherlands for “Cordis-Johnson & Johnson.”
He went on to hold general management as well as sales and marketing director positions in major European pharmaceutical companies.
He has developed existing companies as well as commercial start-ups. Dirk held responsibilities for the development and extension of existing product lines and the launch of new products. These responsibilities were on a domestic as well as an international level (EMEA). He was also involved in the restructuring of the Benelux branch for a large Swedish company.
Dirk specialises in business strategy, change management and team management.
Dirk’s experience will aid the development and growth of CtL in Europe.
Malcolm has been working with Close the Loop since 2011. He hold a BSc Agric Economics (Hons) degree and an MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Malcolm has had over 30 years experience in agriculture, manufacturing and sourcing in Australia, Africa, USA and Asia. He has held several positions in operational, technical and CEO rolls. He has specialised in company turn arounds, restructuring, productivity improvements and general management.
Malcolm’s current role with Close the Loop is focused on improving operations and adding value to output streams to further enhance the leading position and profile of the company.