Black Bear: Victor Vreeken to become Chief Technology Officer
Black Bear, the Dutch ELT rubber upcycling company, has appointed Victor Vreeken as its new Chief Technology Officer. Victor Vreeken will lead the Black Bear’s efforts to scale-up and globally roll-out the company’s innovative circular technology to convert tire rubber into recovered carbon black, gas and biogenic oil. Before joining Black Bear, Vreeken spent over eight years at Avantium, active in the emerging industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry.
Most recently he was Chief Operations Officer for Renewable Polymers business within Avantium. In this role, Victor Vreeken was responsible for the development and scale-up of Avantium’ s technology for the conversion of sugars to plastics. Prior to that he held various positions at DSM both in operations and in commerce.