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, CEO Commercial, Publication & Sheetfed Inks, COO Flint Group Packaging

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.

 

 


Ron Muawad, Chief Financial Officer

Ron joined Flint Group in 1996 assuming the position of Assistant Controller in Financial Reporting having spent the early part of his career at Delloitte. In 1998, Ron took the position of Financial Controller Europe living with his family in the UK but returned to the U.S. in 2004 following the acquisition of Flint Ink, BASF and ANI Inks by CVC and his appointment as Group Controller of the newly formed Flint Group organisation. In September 2019, Ron was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Flint Group.

 

 



Dagmar Schmidt, President Flint Group Flexographic

Dagmar joined Flint Group via BASF in 2003. Prior to her most recent CTO role, Dagmar successfully led Flint Group’s Flexible Packaging business as General Manager and prior to this she held various commercial leadership roles (including Global Key Account Management), operational and supply chain roles at Flint Group.

 

 



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.

 

 



Benoit Chatelard, President Digital Solutions

Benoit Chatelard was appointed President of the Digital Printing Solutions division and member of the Executive Management Team of Flint Group in May 2017. Benoit possesses solid experience within digital solutions, having been exposed to some of the most advanced IT and Printing projects in the world. Most recently, he was Vice President, Production Printing Business Group for Ricoh Europe.

Always involved in new markets and solutions development, Benoit has worked in France, South Africa, Austria, UK and Singapore where he set up the joint venture “Infoprint Solutions Company” between IBM and Ricoh for Asia Pacific. A graduate engineer in electronics, Benoit Chatelard studied at the EMLYON Business School where he earned his MBA.

 

 

 

Doug Aldred, President Packaging Inks

Having previously served in the Royal Navy, Doug Aldred joined Lester Ink’s management programme in 1987, based in Toronto, Canada. Doug quickly progressed through various purchasing, production and supply chain management roles prior to the acquisition by Flint Group in 1994. In 1998, Doug relocated from Canada to the Netherlands to lead our Sheetfed business and in 2005 he assumed responsibility for the European Packaging business. From 2011, Doug successfully led Flint Group’s European & North American Packaging Inks and Global Narrow Web business - assuming global responsibility for the Packaging Inks business in 2017.

Doug’s comprehensive industry experience includes his serving on the North American Board of Directors of the Flexible Packaging Association and the EuPIA (European Printing Inks Association) Council. Today, Doug draws extensively from his over thirty years’ experience in general management and senior leadership roles across our Packaging, Sheetfed and Narrow Web businesses.

 

 



Emmanuel Bareaud, President Narrow Web

Emmanuel joins Flint Group with extensive adjacent industry experience having worked at AkzoNobel (and formerly ICI). Emmanuel was Director EMEA for Packaging Coatings with P&L accountability for a €280m business, employing 450 people across 5 manufacturing sites and latterly as Director NW Europe and European Key Accounts for Metal Coatings a €300m revenue business with 6 sites and 450 people. In both these roles Emmanuel demonstrated strategic clarity and commercial drive to lead a team which organically grew the business and expanded margins.

 

 



Chad Holzer, President Offset Solutions

Chad Holzer joined Flint Group in April 2017 to lead the company's Transfer Media and Pressroom Chemicals business.  Prior to Flint, Chad worked for the Dow Chemical Company where he spent seven years and held global general management, commercial, and product management roles, with his last being the Business Director for Dow's Home and Personal Care business.  

Chad received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Cornell University and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

 

 



Jeremy Berenzweig, General Counsel and Chief Administration Officer

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.

 

 

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