NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chinook Sciences Limited (“Chinook”), a leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technologies, has appointed Bill Prescott as Corporate Development Director. In this role, Mr. Prescott will work closely with the Chinook Board to develop and implement Chinook’s growth strategies with an emphasis on waste stream utilization and Energy from Waste (“EfW”) projects.
Mr. Prescott brings more than 35 years of waste management, EfW, and process and chemical industry experience to Chinook. Dr. Rifat Chalabi, Chinook’s Chairman and CEO said, “We are continuing to add to our experienced energy team and are privileged to have Bill join our group. The appointment of this seasoned process industry and waste management professional is another key step in Chinook’s strategy to become the leader in End Stage Recycling® and renewable energy enterprises.”
“I am delighted to join Chinook at this exciting time for the company and look forward to working with the Chinook Board and Chinook’s world class team to take this company to its next level of growth,” said Prescott.
Mr. Prescott’s career includes 18 years in the waste management industry working initially for Generale Des Eaux where he was UK Operations Director for EfW plants, including SELCHP in London, before becoming Group Technical Director with Onyx (now Veolia) where he established and was managing director of the Onyx Packaging Waste Compliance Scheme, one of the largest in the UK. Mr. Prescott also served as Commercial Director for a major European engineering contractor (Lurgi/Lentjes) working on EfW and environmental projects. His most recent post in the waste industry was with FCC (formerly Waste Recycling Group “WRG”), which is one of the largest waste management groups in the UK. He served as Project Development Director for FCC and was responsible for the expansion of the Nottingham EfW plant, and for the technical input into PFI bids for contracts in Lincolnshire and Buckinghamshire, which resulted in orders for two (2) new EfW plants.
Mr. Prescott has also served as the UK chief operating officer for the U.S.-based recycling group, Nexcycle, after which he moved to Macau, China and spent the next six years overseeing the development of a 600k tpa EfW plant. In this capacity, he worked closely with local government officials on recycling and hazardous waste treatment options. Mr. Prescott also worked on U.N. Clean Development Mechanism projects throughout Asia before founding a gasification based EfW company based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Prescott previously spent 18 years in the UK chemical industry covering a wide variety of chemical and biochemical technologies, employed by Rio Tinto Zinc and also served as Production Director and Works Manager with Metalgesellschaft.
He has also served on the board of directors of several energy, recycling, & environmental service companies including holding the non-executive chair of a local authority based district heating company. Additionally, he has served on the committees and boards of a number of waste, recycling and energy related government and professional organizations.
A Chartered Chemical Engineer with a BSc. degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Mr. Prescott also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the University of the West of England. He has experience in Quality Management and has steered 4 organizations to achieving full Quality Management certification including the first fully integrated QMS in Macau, China. Apart from his native English, Mr. Prescott is fluent in French, German, and Italian. He is proficient in Mandarin and Cantonese.
About Chinook Sciences Limited
Chinook Sciences, Limited, part of the Chinook Sciences group of companies, based in Nottingham, United Kingdom was founded in 1998 and is the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technologies. Its patented RODECS® gasification system, now in its ninth design generation, enjoys an unprecedented eleven-year track record of industrial commercial operation, with an unblemished environmental record. The RODECS® is capable of processing a wide range of organic-based waste streams including E-waste, MSW, and various industrial wastes. The system has been installed in 16 locations throughout the world, where it gasifies organic material without using incineration and fully recovers metals in its patented ACTIVE PYRO® process.