GreenMantra Technologies (Brantford, ON) has made three executive appointments.┬áThe company, which uses a proprietary catalytic system and patented process to transform recycled plastics into waxes, greases, lubricants and other specialty chemicals, has named Kousay Said president and CEO. Ryan L’Abbe has been named vice-president, operations, and Domenic Di Mondo has been promoted to technical director. Said (pictured) joins GreenMantra from Sirrus, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance monomers, where he served as chief commercial officer. He previously was an independent advisor to private equity firms and companies in the chemicals, oil and gas, renewable energy, building materials and telecom industries, before which he served 18 years as a senior executive at Dow Chemical Co. L’Abbe was vice-president and general manager of the Blue Mountain Plastics Division of Ice River Springs Water Co., and as a member of the company’s executive committee. He has an extensive background in the beverage, recycling and automotive sectors, and previously served in management roles at Labatt Breweries and Ford Motor Co. Di Mondo has been with GreenMantra since its formation in 2010, serving as research and development manager and overseeing the scale-up of the company’s proprietary catalytic technology from the lab to the company’s pilot facility and on through commercialization. The company’s first-generation products include custom wax formulations and drop-in replacement waxes used in the production of roofing shingles, rubber, coatings, asphalt, and plastic color masterbatch, adhesives, inks and other products. Unlike traditional waxes produced from crude oil, natural gas or coal, the company’s feedstock of recycled plastics and its proprietary manufacturing process enables it to cost-effectively produce high quality, high value waxes and other specialty materials. This spring, it is completing construction of a new, state-of-the-art modular manufacturing plant in Brantford.