Casings producer Devro names new CEO
The company has appointed Rutger Helbing, currently Group Finance Director, to take Mr. Page's place starting with 28 February 2018, when Peter Page will leave the Board.
Devro also said in a statement that Peter Page will continue to be available in an advisory capacity as needed and that a search for Rutger Helbing's successor has commenced and an announcement regarding this appointment will be made in due course.
"Peter has made a huge contribution to Devro during the last 10 years, turning the Company into one of the world's leading suppliers of collagen casings for food, with a network of world-class manufacturing facilities. He will leave with our best wishes and we wish him every success with the next steps of his career. We are delighted to have someone of Rutger's calibre to succeed Peter and we are happy that, after having worked together for almost two years, there will be a smooth transition of leadership," said Gerard Hoetmer, Chairman of Devro.
Rutger joined Devro as Group Finance Director in April 2016. Prior to joining the company, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Element Six, the global leader in manufacturing synthetic diamond supermaterials. Previously, Rutger held senior positions in finance and general management with ICI/Akzo Nobel and Unilever. Rutger is a Dutch national with a postgraduate degree in finance from the Free University, Amsterdam, and a degree in economics from Erasmus University.
The Nomination Committee undertook a thorough process to identify the most suitable individual to replace Peter, considering both external and internal candidates, before deciding Rutger was the appropriate person to take up the role of Chief Executive.
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