Speaker Bio


Chris Hawn

Chris Hawn

CEO, Machinex Technologies, Inc.

Chris Hawn joined the Machinex team as North American sales manager and currently resides as the chief executive officer of Machinex Technologies Inc. From the processing and end product development of recyclable commodities to the separation of curbside collected materials, Chris has worked in the waste and recycling industry for more than 23 years.

He began his career in the recycling market representing international manufacturers of equipment and selling to domestic customers in the synthetic textile industry. With interest in working directly for a manufacturer, Chris joined ReTech Industries, which later merged with Vecoplan, to sell shredding equipment to the plastics industry, where he worked for more than 10 years. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in 1992.