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New Chairman at Verallia France

Newly appointed Verallia France Chairman Pierre-Henri Desportes joined the glassmaker on November 2nd. Glassmaker Verallia has named Pierre-Henri Desportes Chairman of its French business. He replaces Olivier Rousseau. Desportes becomes a member[…]


Geka names new CEO

German cosmetics applicator specialist Geka (Medmix) has named Oliver Vogel CEO, effective October 1st. He replaces Florent Lafond who left the company earlier this year. Vogel joins Geka from Weckerle Packaging, and previously held roles at[…]


Steve Adams appointed CEO of James Cropper

Adams was Managing Director of the company’s paper division for the last five years. He succeeds Phil Wild in his new role. Prior to James Cropper, Adams was Business Director, Electronics & Energy Business Group at 3M UK.


Clarins France names new Managing Director

Skincare brand Clarins has named Nicolas Prieur Managing Director of Clarins France, effective September 2022. Prieur joined Clarins in 2008, and was most recently Managing Director of Clarins’ Swiss subsidiary. He replaces Henri du Masle as[…]

Arcade Beauty Carestia bets on offset printing

Arcade Beauty Carestia bets on offset printing

French supplier Arcade Beauty Carestia purchased a large-format offset printing machine for its Mouans-Sartoux site in southeastern France. The new machine is set to start production in Q4 2022. Arcade Beauty Carestia is pursuing what it call[…]

06/15/2022 | paperStrategy
Van Genechten Packaging adds cold foil technology to offer

Van Genechten Packaging adds cold foil technology to offer

Secondary packaging specialist Van Genechten has invested in a cold foil press at its Angoulême site, bringing the embellishment process in-house. Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) joined forces with Dutch printing specialist Vinfoil for the[…]

Carlyle acquires HCP Packaging

Investment firm Carlyle is to acquire cosmetics packaging specialist HCP Packaging from Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) for an undisclosed sum. Carlyle said it will work with HCP to explore global acquisitions and strengthen its R&D[…]

06/01/2022 |

Baccarat names Margareth Henriquez new CEO

French luxury glassmaker Baccarat has appointed former President and CEO of Krug Champagne, Margareth Henriquez as its new CEO, effective April 1, 2022. With over 40 years of experience, of which the last 12 were spent heading up LVMH champagne[…]


Cosfibel Group appoints new CEO

French premium packaging group Cosfibel has appointed Marie Sermadiras, who joined the group in May 2021 as Executive Vice President, as its Chief Executive Officer. Having started her career as the founder of online beauty booking service[…]

01/05/2022 |

BillerudKorsnäs to acquire Verso

Swedish paper maker BillerudKorsnäs is to acquire North American coated paper producer Verso and convert one of its facilities into a paperboard production site. As part of its aim to expand in North America, BillerudKorsnäs is to purchase[…]

12/23/2021 |