Michael Orye has been appointed executive vice president, Fiber Packaging and member of the global executive team at Huhtamaki.
Orye joins Huhtamaki from Amcor, where he has held various leadership positions in South Africa, Europe and the US since 2002. His current position is managing director for sub-Saharan Africa at Amcor Flexibles. Prior to that he has worked as vice president Medical Europe and managing director at Amcor Flexibles Winterbourne, as well as held general management and business development roles at Amcor Flexibles USA. Before joining Amcor, he worked as a project manager for Danisco in China.
‘This is a very exciting time to be joining Fiber Packaging and Huhtamaki,’ said Orye. ‘The depth of talent combined with an excellent technology platform provides a unique value proposition to both existing and new customers.’
He takes up his new positions next year and will report to Huhtamaki CEO Jukka Moisio, who said: ‘This business is in a very interesting development phase as the demand for more sustainable packaging solutions is on the rise. We see huge growth opportunities, and I am convinced Orye has the leadership capability, drive and experience to make this happen.'