Flint Group's Leadership Team


Pierre-Marie De Leener, Chairman

Pierre-Marie De Leener, joined Flint Group in January 2015 as Chairman and lead of the company’s Advisory Board. Pierre-Marie, a Belgium National has substantial board level experience at both private equity and public companies having previously worked for PPG Industries and SigmaKalon in the coatings, specialty materials and glass sector.



Antoine Fady, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Antoine Fady succeeded Mr. Charles Knott as CEO of Flint Group in January 2011 and joined the company with over 20 years of global specialty chemical experience. Before joining Flint Group Mr. Fady served as General Manager, Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints-Europe and prior to that, as Chief Executive Officer ICI Packaging and Coatings. Mr. Fady is French, currently residing in Paris having lived and worked in the USA, Malaysia and several European countries.

Mr. Fady has an Engineering degree from "Ecole des Mines de St Etienne" and an MBA from Insead.




Steve Dryden, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Dryden joined Flint Group as Chief Financial Officer in June 2013 from DS Smith Plc, a UK listed international corrugated and plastics packaging business where he had held the position of Group Finance Director since 2008. Prior to this Steve was Finance Director at Filtrona PLC, where he had spent 9 years in various financial leadership roles.

He achieved his professional accountancy qualifications with Price Waterhouse and has a degree in chemical engineering from Leeds University in the UK.



Aryan Moelker, President Flexographic Products

Aryan Moelker joined Flint Group in May 2014 from AB Enzymes, part of Associated British Foods PLC, where he held the role of CEO. He joins Flint Group with over 20 years experience working in the high technology biotechnology industry with  ABF, Genencor/Dupont and DSM.

Aryan is a Dutch national and achieved his professional qualifications in Business Administration from Nyenrode University in the Netherlands. He also holds an MBA from Nyenrode.



Adhemur Pilar, President Flint Group Latin America

Mr. Adhemur Pilar joined Flint Ink Latin America in 1999 as General Manager of the Brazilian operation. He was named Brazil´s Sales Director after the acquisition of CQIB in Nov 1999.

In May 2012, Adhemur was promoted to the position of Vice President and General Manager for Flint Group Latin America before being appointed President Flint Group Latin America in June 2014.

Prior to joining Flint Group, Mr. Pilar worked for Papirus Paper Industry, one of the leading folding box board producers in Brazil, as Marketing Manager. From 1992 to 1998 he worked for the Ripasa Pulp and Paper Company, as Marketing Manager responsible for product development, market intelligence and distribution.

Mr. Pilar has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo and further specialised in Pulp and Paper Production at Oswaldo Cruz Chemical School. He was elected President of the Brazilian Printing Ink Association (ABITIN) during 3 consecutive terms from 2006 to 2012.




Doug Aldred, President Packaging and Narrow Web

Mr. Doug Aldred joined Lester Inks in Toronto Canada in 1987 from the Royal Navy on their management programme spending a number of years in the laboratory primarily conducting research into coatings. Progressing through purchasing and production/site management, Mr. Aldred joined Flint Group as part of its acquisition of Lester Inks in 1994.

In 1998 he was named Vice President and General Manager Sheetfed Europe and relocated to the Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed Global Vice President for the Sheetfed Division. Following the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS in 2005, Mr. Aldred was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Packaging Division in Europe. Continuing with his progression Mr. Aldred was appointed Vice President for the Packaging and Narrow Web division in 2009, assuming responsibility for all sales and business development in EMEA.

In October 2011, Mr. Aldred was appointed as President of the Packaging and Narrow Web Division, EMEA and North America.




Gene Yang,  President Asia Pacific

Gene Yang joined Flint Group in Jan 2016 with over 15 years global label and packaging experience. Prior to that, Gene had held various general management leadership roles in Avery Dennison, Retail Branding and Information Solutions for 13 years. Gene has worked and lived in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States. He and his family currently reside in Singapore.

Gene has a degree in Medical from Qingdao Medical School and an MBA from the University of Southern California.




William B. Miller, President Print Media

Mr. William Miller began his career in the printing ink industry in 1976 in a manufacturing position with Capitol Printing Ink Company (Capico) in Washington, D.C. He soon moved into technical service, followed by sales and finally sales management. Following Flint Ink’s acquisition of Capico, Mr. Miller was named Vice President of the company’s Heatset division. He remained in that position for five years until he was named Vice President/General Manager of the Flint Ink North America Publication division. He was promoted to president, Flint Ink North America in 2003. As part of a 2009 reorganization, Bill was appointed president, Print Media Americas and, in 2011, took on the added responsibility of Print Media Europe. That role expanded further in 2014, as he took on the newly created position of President, Print Media Transatlantic and Japan.

Mr. Miller has attended numerous seminars and classes at various Universities throughout his career, and completed the Executive MBA Program at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Research and Engineering Council for the Graphic Arts Industry and was President of the Web Offset Association Supplier Advisory Board for 2006. 



Wim Maes, President Digital Printing Solutions

Wim Maes was appointed President of the Digital Printing Solutions division and member of the Executive Management Team of Flint Group following Xeikon’s acquisition in 2015. Wim holds a master’s degree in mechanical and electrotechnical engineering / mechatronics (KU Leuven, Belgium). He started his career at Traficon, where he rose via various technical positions to become Technical Director. He then spent six years at Barco, where he was successively Sales Executive, Sales Director EMEA and Director Sales & Marketing for Barco Simulation. From July 2007 to October 2009, he was CEO of Punch Telematix nv. From October 1, 2009 he was also appointed as CEO of Xeikon.



Jan Paul van der Velde, Senior Vice President, Procurement IT and Regulatory, Flint Group Print Supply Platform

Mr. Jan Paul van der Velde joined Flint Group in January 2008 as Senior Vice President Procurement. Prior to joining Flint Group, Mr. van der Velde was Vice President Procurement at Quest International, a flavours and fragrances subsidiary of ICI plc, leaving shortly after the finalisation of the integration of Quest into Givaudan in 2007. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Haarlem, the Netherlands, he held various senior procurement and supply chain positions at Heineken, Frito Lay / Pepsico and Philips Electronics.




Jeremy Berenzweig, General Counsel and Senior Vice President – Legal

Jeremy Berenzweig was appointed General Counsel and Senior Vice President – Legal for Flint Group, in April 2015. Jeremy joined the organisation from Cummins Inc the Fortune 250, market leading engine and related technologies manufacturer where he latterly held the role of Deputy General Counsel - Business Units. Prior to that Jeremy was head of legal at Sports.com.

Jeremy qualified as a solicitor with the law firm Decherts LLP and is based at the Group’s office in Central London, UK.




Russell Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, HSE, Communications and Sustainability

Mr. Russell Taylor joined Flint Group in September 2009 and is responsible for Global Human Resources and Communications. He originally started working for Allied Domecq as a graduate trainee and his business experience since then includes working for Akzo, Unilever, ICI and Associated British Foods in various regional and global HR leadership roles. Mr. Taylor and his family have lived in Singapore and Belgium and he has operated in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe.







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