Full Name
Kristina Hansen
Job Title
Plastics Forming Enterprises, LLC
Speaker Bio
Established in 1984, Plastics Forming Enterprises (PFE) has played an instrumental role in helping to develop quality standards for recycled PET at the recycling industry’s earliest stages, as well as consult on the construction of some of the first plastics recycling facilities to operate in the U.S and around the world. PFE’s growth over the years has paralleled the maturation of the plastics recycling industry, increasing the range of material testing and consultation services to include the many resins used in both rigid and flexible packaging.

As a design engineer with a degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and 18 years of engineering experience in both the structural fiber and plastics industries, Hansen brings extensive technical knowledge to her leadership role. Among her professional accomplishments, she has installed, started-up, and trained the commercial, quality control laboratories for food-grade PET recycle facilities.

Hansen has also assisted CEO Louis Tacito in the full facility design, development, and qualification for several major, best-in-class, FDA-grade PET plants throughout the world.

“This is an unprecedented and exciting time in the plastics industry,” Hansen reflects. “PFE has been a force in helping the recycling industry grow and become mainstream in manufacturing. I look forward to leading this organization as it meets the industry’s new challenges in achieving circularity goals.”
Kristina Hansen