Flint Group Announces New Advisory Board to Support Executive Management Team
LUXEMBOURG—January 9, 2015—Flint Group a global packaging and print media consumables supplier, has announced details of its new advisory board, which will oversee and support the work of its executive management team, following its recent change of ownership.
Pierre-Marie De Leener, currently chairman of the Braas Monier Building Group and a director of Trinseo has joined Flint Group and will lead the new advisory board as chairman and successor to Charles Knott. Pierre-Marie, a Belgium national has substantial board level experience at both private equity and public companies having previously worked for PPG Industries and SigmaKalon in the coatings, specialty materials and glass sector.
Also joining the board as executive director is David Scheible, who is currently chairman and CEO of Graphic Packaging, a U.S. public company manufacturing and marketing folding cartons for food, beverage and consumer applications around the world. David, a U.S. national, was also vice president and general manager for Avery Dennison’s Specialty Tape and Automotive division having previously worked for BF Goodrich.
Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group, and Steve Dryden, CFO of Flint Group, will also join shareholder representatives to complete the board membership.
Commenting on the announcement, Fady said, "This board will provide Flint Group with strong industry and financial capability and experience, which together with our new shareholders full support, puts us in a great position to deliver our strategy."
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, platemaking equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6,600 people. Revenues for 2013 were € 2.2 billion (US $2.9 billion). On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.
Source: Flint Group.