Strategic Materials, Inc. Names Chief Financial Officer


HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 10, 2022 – North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. (SMI), today announced the appointment of Paul Garris as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Garris succeeds Mike Hajost after his tenure of three years with the company, and will oversee the company’s financial, procurement and logistics functions. 

Mr. Garris has been with the company collectively for six years, holding positions as senior director of business optimization and process transformation as well as senior director of financial planning and analysis.  Before rejoining the company early last year, Garris was the chief financial officer to plastic recycling start-up, Circulus Holdings, and worked in financial positions with Waste Management (NYSE: WM), the leading comprehensive waste and environmental services company operating in North America, for eight years.

“Paul’s deep industry experience and integral company knowledge positions us well to effectively align with our growth strategies,” said Chris Dods, SMI’s president & chief executive officer. “With his keen focus to not only streamline our business functions, but to also identify opportunities for growth is exactly what we need at this time in our company history.”  

“I am honored to be named SMI’s chief financial officer and am excited to help move us forward in a leadership position with our key initiatives,” said Garris.

Garris graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in finance.