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Reclay Group International
Raffael A. Fruscio
“In the future, a solution for environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability will involve less ownership and more flexibility!”
Raffael Fruscio, managing partner, founded the Reclay Group in 2002, which is headquartered in Herborn, Hesse. Against the background of the amendments to the Packaging Ordinance, the breaking up of the monopoly surrounding the green dot and the emergence of the market for EPR systems in Germany, he and his team of industry experts have been developing an ever more comprehensive, sustainable range of services, which is covered by specialized subsidiaries . As the head of the international company, he is responsible for the strategic orientation of the group, develops new business areas and heads the holding company management.
Dr. Fritz Flanderka
“There is no alternative but to switch from a linear to a circular economy. It is the only way we can succeed in tackling important global issues such as CO2 reduction or fighting marine pollution in a meaningful and promising way.”
Dr.Fritz Flanderka has been Managing Director of the Reclay Group since 2005. In addition to managing various operational areas, he is jointly responsible for the strategic direction of the group.
until 2005, The doctor of law and licensed attorney previously played a decisive role in the development of the EPRsystem in Germany and the European umbrella organization of EPR systems in his work as general representative of “Der Grüne Punkt-Duales System Deutschland AG” and as managing director of “Packaging Recovery Organization Europe sprl”. Since then, he has been closely involved in the further legal development of the regulatory environment and represents the Reclay Group in numerous committees.
Dr.Flanderka is a sought-after speaker and regular contributor to specialist articles. He is also the main author of Germany’s standard commentary on the Packaging Act.
Reclay Systems in Austria
“I think that secondary raw materials are our future. We have to start living sustainability now – this is only possible with innovative technologies to both procure and use recyclates”.
Christian Abl has been Managing Director of the Reclay Group since 2019. Based in Vienna, he is responsible for the recycling business units and secondary raw materials and innovative technologies. He is also responsble for the subsidiaries in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
He gained international experience in Slovakia and Finland. In the United Arab Emirates, together with a Finnish investor, he set up a processing plant for alternative fuels.
The business and economics graduate can look back on a career spanning more than 20 years in waste management and the cement industry in Europe, South America and the Middle East.
“Innovation, environmental protection and quality of secondary raw materials – for me, these are the key points of a modern circular economy. Together, we can develop innovative, ecological solutions to keep packaging in the cycle for as long as possible in a sustainable manner.”
Gottfried Bieglmayer has been responsible as Managing Director of Reclay Systems in Austria since 2021. From the location in Vienna, he manages the collection and recycling of secondary raw materials in Austria and, together with his team, manages the business of the Austrian collection and recycling system for packaging.
Gottfried Bieglmayer has been active in the Austrian waste and environmental industry for more than 25 years and has been significantly involved in the development of Reclay in Austria from the very beginning: from 2013 as Head of Material Flow Management and since 2017 as authorized signatory.
Marisa Pia Scholz
“Waste is valuable! A functioning circular economy is crucial for our future – and can only succeed together. We are all called upon to make our contribution. This is one of the central challenges of our time.”
Marisa Pia Scholz took over the management of Reclay Systems GmbH in Austria in December 2022 and supports Gottfried Bieglmayer in this function. Previously, as “Director Legal”, she was responsible for the legal agendas of the Reclay Group in Austria and also acted as an interface to the foreign sister companies.
As a career changer in the industry, the law graduate previously worked for many years in copyright and collecting society law as an authority manager in the Ministry of Justice and most recently as a managing director in film licensing.
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