Strategic Materials Names Christopher Dods as New CEO

Christopher Dods. Photo courtesy of Strategic Materials.Strategic Materials, Inc. (Houston, Texas, USA(, North America’s largest glass recycler and portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., announced Christopher Dods as the company’s chairman of the board, CEO, and president.

Denis Suggs, the outgoing CEO, leaves Strategic Materials after providing more than five years of dedicated service to the company.

According to the company, Dods has significant executive leadership experience in the environmental and industrial services industries, with a proven ability to drive sustainable and profitable growth in the sector. 

“I’m thrilled to join Strategic Materials and further the company’s mission to create a better future for the planet by increasing recycled content in existing and new applications,” Dods says. “I look forward to working with the deeply talented team at the company as we focus on the next phase of growth and execute on the enormous opportunities to better serve our customers.”

Prior to joining Strategic Materials, Dods served as CEO of Clean Earth, one of the largest U.S. specialty waste companies and former a Littlejohn & Co. portfolio company. He also served as president of the environmental services division at Philips Services Corp. Earlier in his career, Dods—who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy—was a senior vice president at Aramark Corp.

“We are excited to have an executive of Chris’ caliber lead Strategic Materials at this important time for the company,” says Brian Michaud, managing director at Littlejohn & Co. “Littlejohn has worked with Chris previously and seen first-hand his ability to build high-performance, team-oriented cultures and drive growth organically and through strategic acquisitions.”

Source: Strategic Materials,