Devro chief executive to step down

Devro chief executive to step down

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro has announced that Peter Page is to step down from his role as chief executive, after ten years with the group.

Page has agreed with the board to leave his role after the group’s 2017 full year results are announced on 27th February.

He will be succeeded by Rutger Helbing, current group finance director, on 28th February 2018, but will continue to be available in an advisory capacity as needed, in order to ensure an orderly transition, the group noted.

Helbing joined Devro as group finance director in April 2016 and prior to joining the company, he was group chief financial officer of Element Six, a global company manufacturing synthetic diamond supermaterials.

Previously, Helbing held senior positions in finance and general management with ICI/Akzo Nobel and Unilever.

A search for his successor has commenced and an announcement regarding this appointment will be made in due course, according to Devro.

Gerard Hoetmer, chairman, commented: “Peter has made a huge contribution to Devro during the last ten years, turning the Company into one of the world’s leading suppliers of collagen casings for food, with a network of world-class manufacturing facilities.

“He will leave with our best wishes and we wish him every success with the next steps of his career. We are delighted to have someone of Rutger’s calibre to succeed Peter and we are happy that, after having worked together for almost two years, there will be a smooth transition of leadership.”

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