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ISRA VISION enters the future with a new management team

More than three decades ago, ISRA VISION was founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Darmstadt and subsequently developed into a leading global machine vision technology company. At the end of June 2021, the founder and CEO of ISRA VISION, Enis Ersü, retired from his operational professional life. In the course of his…


Independent Can Company promotes new COO

Independent Can have announced the promotion of Ryan Douglas Huether to Chief Operating Officer. Over the past nineteen years, Ryan has acquired experience in warehouse management, outside sales, international procurement, lithography plant leadership and most recently, as Chief Sales Officer for the company. “After the acquisition of Steel tin (Ball Corporation’s specialty can division), Ryan…


New CEO at AB InBev looks beyond beer for growth

When Carlos Brito used to stride onto the stage at the gathering of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s top 100 leaders each spring, he’d bring the crowd to its feet with AC/DC’s “Back in Black” blaring from the speakers. In a choice fit for disruptive times, Michel Doukeris, who succeeded Brito as chief executive officer of the…


Silgan announces new CEO

Silgan Holdings has announced that, as part of the continuation of its long-term succession planning, its Board of Directors has appointed Adam J. Greenlee as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective September 1, 2021. Mr. Greenlee will also continue as President of the Company. Mr. Greenlee joined Silgan in 2005 and ran its North…


SLAC bolsters EMEA support team

Rainer Berkefeld will be joining the SLAC International team from 1st July 2021. Rainer will be  responsible for Business Development and International Accounts in the EMEA Region and will report to Chris McKenzie, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer A statement from the firm said: “Rainer is a well-respected industry professional, with a number…


Anheuser-Busch InBev announces new CEO

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Michel Doukeris, President of AB InBev’s North America Zone, to succeed Carlos Brito as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July, 2021. Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company. “We are grateful to Brito for his…


Enis Ersü retires as CEO of Isra Vision

The CEO of Isra Vision, Enis Ersü, has announced his retirement after 36 years working in the vision industry. Ersü founded Isra Vision as a spin-off from the Technical University of Darmstadt while working as a research associate. The company was sold in February 2020 to Atlas Copco for €1.094bn. Earlier this month, Atlas Copco announced…


Metal Packaging Europe appoints new President

The European association representing the rigid metal packaging industry, Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), has appointed  at Ardagh Group, as its new President. Mr. Graham was elected by the MPE Board during its Annual General Meeting on 9-10 June 2021 and assumes his new role effective immediately. He is joined by two Vice-Chairs, Georg Kasperkovitz, President of…


ACTEGA Metal Print appoints Paolo Grasso as Sales Director

ACTEGA Metal Print has announced the appointment of Paolo Grasso to the role of Sales Director. With 26 years industry experience and as the previous Head of Global Sales for the narrow web press manufacturer, OMET S.r.L., Paolo is ideally placed to drive adoption of EcoLeaf – its revolutionary, sustainable and cost-effective metallisation technology –…

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Alcoa appoints Louis Langlois as President of Alcoa Canada

Alcoa Corporation has appointed Louis Langlois as President of Alcoa Canada. In this capacity, Mr. Langlois will also represent Alcoa on the Board of the Aluminum Association of Canada. Mr. Langlois will be the primary liaison for the company’s government and institutional relations on behalf of the Deschambault, Bécancour and Baie-Comeau smelters, as well as the Canadian head office in Montreal.…

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