The CEO of packaging company Elopak, Niels Petter Wright, has decided to leave the company after ten years in the role.
Wright had previously served as CFO at the Oslo-based company, which makes cartons and board for the beverage industry. He will remain as CEO while Elopak finds a replacement – a process that is already underway. It did not say what Wright would do next.
“While there certainly have been some demanding years in an international business environment, it has above all been fun,” he said. “I wish my colleagues a successful future. I hope they will succeed exporting our excellent products and the Elopak way of doing business to further markets.”
Elopak said that, under Wright’s leadership, the business had been “transformed from a company positioned for fresh dairy and juice products to a full aseptic system supplier”.
“In addition to several crucial technological breakthroughs, Elopak has during these years expanded its geographical footprint significantly and driven an ambitious environmental agenda,” the statement continued.
Chairman John Giverholt added: “Elopak is truly an extraordinary Norwegian-based company with currently 98% of its sales in international markets. Niels Petter has played a key role in developing Elopak from a NOK 5.5 billion ($711.6 million) to NOK 8.1 billion ($1.05 billion) company and has led its employees with exceptional drive and dedication. He leaves a diversified company well positioned for further growth. As the owner of Elopak, [the Ferd Group] is grateful for the job Niels Petter has done.”
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