Canada's CCL Industries appoints Ben Rubino to president, home & personal care worldwide, Guenther Birkner to president, food & beverage worldwide
November 21, 2011
– CCL Industries Inc. (TSX:CCL.A)(TSX:CCL.B), a world leader in specialty packaging solutions for the consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today that it is appointing two of its CCL Label executives to newly created Global Business President roles reporting to the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey Martin.
Ben Rubino (48) is appointed President, Home & Personal Care Worldwide and will lead CCL's Label and Tube activities in this customer sector. Mr. Rubino graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and is a 20 year veteran of CCL Label progressing through various sales and business leadership assignments. He previously worked at what is now the Label & Packaging Materials segment at Avery Dennison Corporation. He will continue to be based at the CCL Label operation in Shelton, CT, in the United States.
Guenther Birkner (38) is appointed President, Food & Beverage Worldwide and will lead the Pressure Sensitive Label and Sleeve businesses that sell into these markets. Mr. Birkner has also worked in the label industry for 20 years. He was formerly a principal shareholder of a privately held label converter in Austria, Pachem AG, which created CCL's initial activity in this market through a 2003 joint venture with CCL Label. The Company fully acquired the joint venture in 2005. He will continue to be based at the CCL Label operation in Hohenems, Austria.
A number of internal promotions have been announced within the third CCL Label global customer sector, Healthcare & Specialty, which along with CCL Container will continue to report into a combination of Geoffrey Martin and John Pedroli, President, CCL North America. Mr. Martin also retains his direct oversight and involvement in Emerging Markets as the Company looks to accelerate its growth in these regions.
Mr. Martin commented, "Many of CCL's customers are now globally aligned and we have tried to mirror their structures in our own organization with business teams and highly focused operations drilled deeply into specific market sector needs. We are indeed fortunate to have two such highly experienced managers, both veterans of the label industry, to continue developing our mission to sustain global leadership in these sectors and drive financial performance for shareholders. I am also very pleased to see a number of other CCL managers progress in this reorganization demonstrating the experienced bench strength the Company enjoys in its leadership ranks."
With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries now employs approximately 6,300 people in 68 plants globally located to meet the sourcing needs of large international customers. CCL Label is the world's largest converter of pressure sensitive and film materials and sells to leading global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare, and consumer durable segments. CCL Container and CCL Tube produce aluminum cans, bottles and plastic tubes for the consumer products industry in North America.