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
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.
James McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer
James McCarthy joined Flint Group as Chief Financial Officer in May 2018. James spent the earlier part of his career with Unilever in various finance roles in the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands. He spent 6 years with ICI as CFO of the Quest Fragrance business and 7 years at Brambles PLC, initially as CFO of the CHEP EMEA business and latterly as President of CHEP Europe. He also has Global Packaging and private equity experience as Commercial Director of Coveris UK. James is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Aryan Moelker, President Image Transfer Solutions
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.
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
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.
Guillaume Clement, President Narrow Web
Guillaume Clement joined Flint Group in October 2012 to lead the Global Narrow Web Business, from Arjowiggins a leader in technical and creative paper where he was General Manager for international specialty paper Business. Prior to this, Guillaume spent 10 years in Tarkett, a listed international Flooring business where he had held successful Finance, Business Development and Sales&Marketing leadership roles. He has worked and lived in several European countries and in the USA.
Guillaume graduated from EM LYON Business school.
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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