Flint Group has appointed Emmanuel Bareaud the president of Narrow Web arm of the business to ensure strategic consistency as the organization continues to commercialize its offering to print and packaging converters worldwide.
Bareaud joins the company with extensive adjacent industry experience having worked at AkzoNobel (and formerly ICI). He was also an EMEA director for Packaging Coatings with P&L accountability for a €280m business, employing 450 people across five manufacturing sites. Most recently he held a position of director NW Europe and European Key Accounts for Metal Coatings a €300m revenue business with six sites and 450 people. In both these roles he demonstrated strategic clarity and commercial drive to lead a team which organically grew the business and expanded margins.
In his new role at Flint Group he will succeed Guillaume Clement who leaves the business to take on a position of at a private equity owned business in another industry.
‘I would like to thank Guillaume for his important contribution to our company over the last seven years,’ said Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group. ‘He has developed a strong strategy, a great product range manufactured in a world-class mother plant in Trelleborg, and a team ready to meet the challenges and win in the marketplace. Additionally, Guillaume led the step-change in Flint Group growth with International Key Accounts and cross-divisional solutions for customers. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future.’
Speaking about the appointment Steve Dryden, COO of Flint Group, added: ‘I am delighted we have secured a successor for Guillaume of the quality and experience that Emmanuel represents. Flint Narrow Web is an incredibly strong business and I look forward to working with Emmanuel and the Narrow Web team to continue the successful development of this business.’