Coveris taps Schur Flexibles for CEO

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Chicago-based packaging company Coveris Holdings SA has introduced Jakob A. Mosser as chief executive officer, effective 8 January.

Mosser will take over the CEO responsibilities from interim CEO Dimitri Panayotopoulos, who will continue to serve the company as chairman.

The appointment came nearly a year after former Coveris CEO Gary Masse announced his decision to step down in January 2017.

Mosser, said Coveris on 20 Dec, has over 30 years of experience with a number of senior leadership roles in the packaging industry, both in Europe and North America.

In 2006, Mosser successfully restructured Unterland, resulting in a sale of the business to Mondi.

After serving as CEO for the consumer flexibles division of Mondi for a few years, he founded Schur Flexibles and helped the company grow into a Europe Top 7 flexible packaging business.

In 2016 Schur Flexibles was sold successfully to the private equity fund Lindsay Goldberg;  Mosser continued in his position as CEO of the company until making the move to Coveris.

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