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Erema scraps for business

The Erema Group has expanded its portfolio in the field of in-house recycling with the foundation of sister company Pure Loop, which specialises exclusively in the recycling of clean production wastes using shredder and extruder technology.

Tetra Pak appoint new regional head

Food processing and packaging systems supplier Tetra Pak have named Charles Heaulmé as vice president for Europe and Central Asia.

Vanacker steps down as CEO

Peter Vanacker has decided to leave his role as chief executive of Treofan Group after less than three years at the helm.

Change at the helm for Innovia

The chief executive of Innovia Group is to retire after 10 years in the role, having been instrumental in the original buyout of the business from UCB and creation of Innovia in 2004.

Norner appointment has a green focus

Norwegian plastics institute, Norner, is strengthening its focus on green polymer chemistry with the appointment of Dr Siw Bodil Fredriksen as advisor within this strategic area.

New president for Rieke Packaging

Lynn Brooks has retired as president of Rieke Packaging Systems. He has been succeeded by David Pritchett who has worked for the comany since 1996, most recently as executive vice president. Brooks will remain with Rieke in an advisory role.

W&H president to retire

Hans Deamer is to retire on June 6, after 13 years as president and treasurer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) Corporation. He will be replaced by current vice president, Andrew Wheeler, who has been with W&H since 1988.

Moreno gets Mexican top job

Hector Moreno has replaced Peter Auinger as managing director of Engel de Mexico S.A., with the latter filling a new role within the Engel Group in Asia.

Exciting time for Amcor, says MacKenzie

Global packaging giant Amcor, which is in the process of demerging its Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) business, reports that its net profits for the financial year ending in June were up 44 per cent at A$628 million (US$569m).

Changes at the top at Eco Plastics

Industry veteran, Chris Brown, has taken over from Jonathan Short as managing director of UK recycler Eco Plastics, with the latter becoming deputy chairman.