CANPACK GROUP NAMES ROBERTO VILLAQUIRAN AS CEO
Former Logoplaste CEO and Smurfit Kappa CEO of Europe to lead CANPACK Group
“We are absolutely thrilled that Roberto will be joining our team effective June 1, 2019, as CEO of CANPACK,” said Peter Giorgi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giorgi Global Holdings, owner of the CANPACK Group. Giorgi continued: “Roberto’s impeccable track record of leadership of multi-national, multi-cultural packaging companies coupled with his un-paralleled business acumen and intense focus on both the commercial and operational sides of the business are the perfect combination of skills and qualities needed to not only continue but to accelerate CANPACK’s impressive growth trajectory and strategic focus on flexible and agile manufacturing, innovation, corporate sustainability and responsibility, as well as customer focus.”
Prior to joining CANPACK, Roberto served as CEO of Logoplaste, a global packaging manufacturer headquartered in Portugal and majority owned by the Carlyle Group. Roberto was instrumental in implementing a new management structure at Logoplaste, focusing the organization on operational excellence, building a strong world-class team, and creating a sustainable platform for future growth. Prior to joining Logoplaste, Roberto spent 30 years in multiple roles at Smurfit Kappa Group, a Dublin, Ireland headquartered FTSE 100 company and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world with operations in over 30 countries. Roberto’s last role at Smurfit Kappa was as CEO of Europe.
Commenting on his appointment, Roberto said: “CANPACK is a great global group with talented people and an admirable culture. I thank Peter Giorgi, and the Giorgi Global Holdings and CANPACK leadership teams for the trust they have placed in me, and I am confident that together we will continue to build on CANPACK’s great heritage and track record of impressive growth while serving CANPACK’s customers and engaging CANPACK’s impressive and dedicated global workforce.”