The world’s largest container glassmaker, O-I, has appointed Raymond Palmen (pictured) to the post of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe.

It follows the promotion of Arnaud Aujouannet to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

Vitaliano Torno, President of O-I Europe, said: “Raymond is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional with a strong background in B2B and B2C markets.

“We look forward to Raymond’s support and leadership as he helps drive both customer-centricity and our ability to position ourselves as the preferred supplier for glass packaging.”

Raymond Palmen has spent most of his career at Du Pont de Nemours International where he held positions including Director Packaging & Industrial Polymers EMEA and Director Chemicals/Fluoroproducts EMEA.

Within these roles, Raymond achieved P&L growth while creating a customer focused culture. In addition, Raymond brings fresh experience in M&A and Corporate Planning.

Raymond Palmen said: “I am thrilled to be joining O-I at such an exciting stage of its transformation.

“Although O-I is already the largest and most successful glass packaging company in the world, I have been impressed by my new colleagues’ passion, commitment and drive to innovate.

“My goal is to develop strong and valued partnership, earning our customers’ trust on every project, every contract, and to ensure we launch innovative solutions which address their unmet needs.”

Raymond will serve as a member of the Global Sales and Marketing Leadership Team as well as a member of the European Leadership Team (EULT).