Kent Viitanen appointed new Group CEO of EmballatorPosted 2022-08-31
The goal is to make Emballator a significantly larger and more international packaging group with a strong focus on sustainability and innovation. To lead the growth, Emballator has now recruited a new Group CEO, Kent Viitanen – an experienced and senior business executive with a long and successful career in SKF.
To enable continued rapid expansion, Emballator has now recruited Kent Viitanen as new Group CEO. Kent is a senior and experienced business executive with a long and successful career in SKF.
Kent studied at Gothenburg School of Economics and then started to work for SKF in various positions within controlling and finance. He went on to run factories and companies in Austria, Italy, and Germany. He later headed the Renewable Energy division (with large, international customers, e.g., Vestas) and became a member of the SKF Group Senior Management Team. Since 2017, he has been responsible for the Global Bearing Operations, and in 2022, he was appointed President of EMEA.
Starting January 2023, he will take on the role as Group CEO at Emballator.
“I’m excited to embark on this journey with Emballator and I’m really looking forward to getting to know the team and the business”, says Kent Viitanen and continues:
“I really like the ambitious growth plans and the values of the Group.”
To Herenco, the owner of Emballator, the recruitment of a high-caliber CEO is a key step towards reaching the great ambitions of the packaging group. Anders Davidsson, CEO of Herenco Holding since March 2022 and the Chairman of the Board of Emballator, is very pleased with the appointment of Kent Viitanen.
“Kent has a great interest in people and is a highly appreciated leader. He is a curious, responsible, and hard-working person with a strong growth mindset. At the same time, he is humble, social, and down to earth, which is a good fit with the Emballator and Herenco culture”, says Anders Davidsson.
In conjunction with the recruitment of Kent Viitanen, it has been decided that the headquarters of Emballator will be placed in Ulricehamn, Sweden, co-located with the biggest production site of the Group.
For questions, please contact Anders Davidsson at +46 70 545 70 80 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emballator Group offers a wide range of packaging solutions, with a variety of products in different materials, for market segments such as paint, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, beauty and personal care. The Emballator Group has around 900 employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 2,500 million. The Group is divided into three business areas, Emballator Metal Group, Emballator Packaging Innovations, and Emballator Packaging UK, and has 10 manufacturing units in Sweden, Finland, and the UK.