Zdenek Hruska holds an Engineering Diploma in Plastics Technology from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology; and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from IMC (Czech Academy of Sciences) in Prague. Since joining Solvay in 1991 he held various management positions in Belgium, Germany, and France. In 1999 he moved to Alkor Kunststoffe GmbH in Munich as Development Manager. Since 2004 he had been responsible for the PVC Promotion and Environmental Affairs, first at SolVin France in Paris and later at SolVin GmbH & Co. KG in Rheinberg (Solvay Group), covering Germany and Scandinavia. In 2013 he moved to Brussels, first at SolVin and later at Inovyn as an Advocacy Manager. In January 2016 Zdenek joined PlasticsEurope and the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers as Public Affairs Senior Manager. He acts also as VinylPlus Public Affairs Director.