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.



Steve Dryden, Chief Executive 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 nine 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.



Darren Miller, Chief HR Officer

Darren joined Flint Group in September 2020 as Chief HR Officer. Darren has over 24 years of experience in HR leadership and has worked in North America, UK, Qatar, and South Africa. Prior to joining Flint Group Darren served as Global VP HR for Vesuvius PLC - Advanced Refractories, and prior to that, he worked for Schlumberger PLC for 20 years.  

Darren is based in the UK and leads the Global HR Function and sets the group talent agenda.



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.




Doug Aldred, Chief Commercial Officer

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 of experience in general management and senior leadership roles across our Packaging, Sheetfed and Narrow Web businesses.


Tony Lord, Chief Operations & Supply Chain Officer

Currently, Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain, Tony Lord’s journey with Flint Group spans over 32 years.  Previously working within the company’s Commercial, Publication and Web division, Tony is now responsible for the entirety of Flint Group, globally.

Tony is focused on process optimisation and overall efficiency. His relentless pursuit of operational excellence has been a key driver in adapting Flint Group’s supply chain and operations departments to meet the dynamic needs of the packaging and printing markets served by the company.  Delivering high-quality products and best-in-class service levels is a top priority for Tony and his teams in all regions of the world.




Michael Fien, Chief Digital Officer

Michael Fien joined Flint Group via BASF in 2001 and was part of the creation and transformation of Flint Group. Michael held various finance leadership roles in Flint Group Packaging capturing regional and global business units, supporting and driving the operational business including major projects and M&A activities. Before, Michael worked as manufacturing plant controller in the automotive supply industry.


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