Thursday, February 3, 2011

JBI Inc. Announces the Appointment of John Colin Robbins as Senior Vice President

THOROLD, Ontario, Dec. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBI, Inc. (JBI) (OTCQX:JBII) announces the appointment of John Colin Robbins as JBI's new Senior Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Robbins will solely be responsible for developing and leading the petroleum potential of the Plastic2Oil (P2O) initiative.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Robbins as the Senior Vice President of JBI Inc.," said President and CEO John Bordynuik. "As a member of the Senior Team, Mr. Robbins will build the petroleum team to enable our P2O products to be enhanced and distributed. His proficiency in petroleum products blending and strong leadership will be invaluable assets to our company's commercial growth and contribute to JBI's movement toward environmental sustainability."

Mr. Robbins brings more than 30 years of knowledge and expertise in operations, marketing, and manufacturing of renewable fuels to this key post. He specializes in the blending of ethanol, bio-diesel, butane, and petroleum. He has been engaged in the petroleum and bio-fuels industry in a leadership capacity since 1989 with experience extending across North America--but he is most passionate about producing a profitable, environmentally responsible energy product.

"I am honored to undertake this position within JBI, an innovative company, and (I) am eager to embark upon new challenges--especially those that foster green energy initiatives," stated Robbins. "My intent is to develop products that will reduce our dependency on foreign oil and how we define plastics recycling."

Prior to joining JBI, he was most recently employed by Sunoco Partners Butane Blending LLC as Manager for Engineering, Construction, and Operations where he successfully led three departments that designed, built, and maintained multiple new butane injection systems in gasoline transfer terminals throughout the United States. He acted as both the General Manager and Director for Engineering, Construction, and Operations at Texon LP from 2007 until 2010. At Texon, Robbins led the engineering team to re-design the butane blending systems, which resulted in substantial increase in revenue growth. He has been an active member of various petroleum boards and associations, including: Environmental Director of the Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association's Board of Directors from 1995-2000, a member of the Ontario Petroleum Council from 2003-2004 and Ontario Gasoline Handing Code from 2002-2003, and served on the Canadian Federal Government Legislative Boards on Sulphur in Gasoline in 2001 and Benzene in Gasoline in 1999. He was a recipient of a National Research Council Grant awarded in Canada. Mr. Robbins holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in geology from Brock University.

The appointment is effective immediately.

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