Gimre (left) will replace Sam Strömerstén from 1 July.
Sidel CEO Sam Strömerstén will retire this summer, to be replaced by Tetra Pak’s Monica Gimre.
Gimre, currently executive vice-president processing solutions and equipment for Tetra Pak, will make the move across from Tetra Pak effective 1 July.
It follows the decision by Strömerstén to retire from his position after more than three years in the role, and after 36 years with the Tetra Laval Group.
Prior to her present position, Gimre held several managerial positions within Tetra Pak, including vice-president marketing and portfolio management, and vice-president technical sales and service. She started her career in 1983 as a design engineer at Alfa Laval Food Engineering, which was acquired by the company in 1991.
The announcement comes less than five months after Sidel completed a landmark move for packaging design company PET Engineering.
Founded in 1999 and based in Italy, the company produces a wide range of packaging and equipment for clients in the food and beverage industry – including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Efes.
In December, Strömerstén told FoodBev that PET Engineering would allow Sidel to offer an even broader service offering to its customers.
“For a long time, we have been supporting customers in ensuring that packaging, as a complete system (the bottle, plus the cap, plus the label) will offer the best brand experience to consumers,” Strömerstén said. “This aspect of our business will be enhanced through the acquisition of PET Engineering.”
As the new CEO of Sidel, Gimre will be taking over one of the world’s leading providers of processing equipment for packing beverages and food in PET, can and glass. Sidel has 5,300 employees and revenues in 2017 in the region of €1.4 billion.
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