Smurfit Kappa Group appoints John Moloney to board as independent, non-executive director
DUBLIN and LONDON
December 5, 2013
– Smurfit Kappa Group plc (“SKG” or the “Group”), one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and the Americas, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Moloney to the Board as an independent, non-executive Director with effect from today.
About Mr John Moloney
John Moloney (59) is the former Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc, a global performance nutrition and ingredients company. John served as Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc from 2001 until he retired from this position in November 2013. He joined Glanbia plc in 1987 and held a number of senior management positions before he was appointed Deputy Group Managing Director in 2000 and, subsequently, as Group Managing Director in 2001. He was a member of the Glanbia plc Board for 16 years having been first appointed in September 1997.
John is a non-executive Director of DCC plc and of Greencore Group plc. He is also a Council Member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation. He graduated from University College Dublin (‘UCD’) with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1978 and was awarded an MBA in 1988 from National University of Ireland Galway. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from UCD.
Smurfit Kappa Group Chairman, Liam O'Mahony, commented: "John brings significant experience of international markets and we are delighted to announce his appointment as an independent Director. He led the transformation of Glanbia into a global leader and we believe he will make a valuable contribution to the continuing development of Smurfit Kappa."
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries and with a sales revenue of €7.3 bn in 2012.
Innovation, service and pro-activity towards customers, using sustainable resources, is our primary focus. This focus is enhanced through us being an integrated producer, with our packaging plants sourcing the major part of their raw materials from our own paper mills. We are the European leader in paper-based packaging, operating in 21 countries selling products including corrugated, containerboard, bag-in-box, solidboard and solidboard packaging. We have a growing base in Eastern Europe in many of these product areas. We also have a key position in other product/market segments including graphicboard, MG paper and sack paper.
We are the only large scale pan regional player in the Americas, operating in 11 countries in total in North, Central and South America.