About This Project
Best Company Director

In recognition of exceptional performance by a company director within the tyre retreading and/or tyre recycling industries. 

Meet The Winner

Patricia Malnati (Jomsalva SA)

Patricia Malnati is the President of Argentinian rubber manufacturer Jomsalva SA. She is also Director of the Sustainability Committee of the Latin American Rubber Industry Association (SLTC) and Vice President of the Sustainability Department of the Industrial Union of the Province of Buenos Aires. Her proactive spirit and vision of achievements through her participation in organizations lead her to face projects within her community and in the business environment to affirm the potential of businesses led by women.

Meet The Nominees

Alexei Gryshchenko (Yashina)

Alexei Gryshchenko is the Managing Director of the Ukrainian retreader, Yashina. He has been a pioneer in promoting quality retreading in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He has been nominated for this as well as his wllingness to share his knowledge with others nowadays and the success he has achieved in a country where there is little support for Roberta and no anti-dumping protection.

Hernan Diez Vargas (ANRE)

Hernan Diez Vargas is Director of the Colombian Retreaders Association ANRE and has been nominated for the role he has played in representing the industry and advancing circular economy arguments in Colombia.

Jorge Crespo (Vaculug)

Jorge Crespo is the Managing Director of UK retreader Vaculug. He has been nominated due to his success in producing excellent sales results in the relatively short period since his appointment and overseeing the creation of a new management team. He has also helped spearhead to move towards making Vaculug a leader in the drive towards sustainability within the retreading sector.

Matthias Leppert (Marangoni)

Matthias Leppert is the COO of Marangoni Deutschland and has been nominated for his role in increasing the success of Marangoni in the retreading sectors as well as in the OTR sector.

Thomas Sorensson (Scandinavian Enviro Systems)

Jim Fairweather is the CEO of the Autralian tyre recycling company Tyrecycle. He is the current president of WRISA and ATRA, a Board Member and Treasurer of ACOR and was most recently appointed to the Board of ALOA. He has been instrumental in ensuring an ongoing partnership and engagement between the Government and the Industry to create practical solutions to progress Australia’s tyre recycling business, contributing to Government net zero aspirations, and further progressing the circular economy.

Best Company Director Winner 2021:

Dario Andreani – INSAMAR

Dario Andreani has been the CEO and Chairman of Chilean Retreader INSAMAR, based in Valparaiso, since 2010. He is also the founder of Sustrend Technical Consultancy, which has led separate consultancy projects to standardize the Chilean retread industry and to achieve a Nationally Appropriate Mitigating Actions (NAMA for the Chilean retreading sector. He was one of the leading players in the establishment of the Chilean Retreaders Association, ARNEC.