Press Release, 31.10.2023
Board of Directors of Vetropack Group: Urs Kaufmann to step down at 2024 General Assembly
The Vetropack Group, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of glass packaging, announced today that long-standing member of the Board of Directors Urs Kaufmann will resign from the board next year at his own request.
Urs Kaufmann has been a member of the Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding Ltd since 2017. At next year's annual General Assembly, he will not stand for re-election for personal reasons. “I have always greatly appreciated the cooperation with my colleagues on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of Vetropack, and it is with a heavy heart that I am relinquishing my mandate,” says Urs Kaufmann. In April 2024, Kaufmann is up for election as chairman of the Board of Directors of Bucher Industries. Considering this new responsibility, he has decided to sharpen the focus of his mandate activities.
Claude R. Cornaz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding Ltd, expresses both regret and understanding regarding this step: “We are deeply grateful to Urs Kaufmann for his many years of commitment to the Vetropack Group. As a member of the Board of Directors, he has made an important contribution to the growth of our company,” Cornaz says.
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Vetropack Holding Ltd
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About Vetropack Group
At Vetropack, we enable people to enjoy food and beverages as safely as possible by providing solutions that combine optimum elegance with maximum responsibility. We view glass as the most sustainable packaging solution – and the perfect material to ensure that food is packaged safely. Our holistic Service plus+ approach helps our customers to optimise their value chains and guarantee consumers' safety. Close, long-lasting relationships are the hallmarks of our collaboration with partners. Guided by our understanding of environmental responsibility and cost efficiency, we aim to minimise our carbon footprint throughout the supply chain, and we are committed to recycling as the key to optimising product life-cycles.
Vetropack Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of glass packaging for the food and beverage industry with around 4,000 employees and net revenues of CHF 899.4 million in 2022. Vetropack has state-of-the-art production facilities as well as sales and distribution offices in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy, the Republic of Moldova and Romania.