Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, October 17, 2018–with updates October 18, 2018–Schoeller Allibert Group B.V., one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of returnable plastic packaging systems, announced that it has appointed Ludo Gielen as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2018.
Ludo, who currently holds the position of Chief Strategic Growth Officer, has been with Schoeller Allibert since 2004 when he sold his business BiPP Plastic Pallets to the Company. Since then, he has held a number of executive roles across product development, innovation and strategy, which have been critical to the Company’s success.
The Board conducted a thorough process in which both external and internal candidates were assessed for the role. “We are pleased that this has resulted in the selection of an internal candidate with a detailed understanding of Schoeller Allibert and its markets and who can lead the further growth of our company,” wrote Martin and Christoph Schoeller, co-chairmen of the Supervisory Board.
The co-chairmen, who have worked with Ludo for many years emphasized that “leading through innovation has long been synonymous with the Schoeller brand in returnable packaging and remains key to our future growth. We are pleased that Ludo will lead the Company and its continued focus on advancing high quality integrated solutions that enhance sustainability and brand value while lowering logistics costs for our customers.”
Schoeller Allibert is one of Europe’s key manufacturers of returnable plastic packaging systems. It has extensive expertise in a range of industries, including agriculture, automotive, food and food processing, beverage, retail, industrial manufacturing and pooling.