French container glass manufacturer Verallia has appointed Romain Barral as its Director of Operations.

Mr Barral will oversee Verallia's Technical, R&D, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Quality, Industrial Excellence, Supply Chain and Purchasing Departments.

He is a member of the group’s Executive Management Committee.

Mr Barral, 45, began his career in 1998 as an R&D engineer at Inegi-Cetrib and then worked at Renault.

In 2001, he joined the Delphi automotive group, where he held various management and executive positions in industrial engineering and operations management in Europe and Asia.

In July 2019, he was appointed Vice President, Managing Director in charge of the Gas Fuel Systems business at Delphi Technologies.

He holds an engineering degree from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon and an Executive MBA from the École des Ponts et Chaussées.

In addition, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Didier Fontaine, has resigned, effective from October 31.

He has decided to pursue his professional career with another company.

Michel Giannuzzi, Chairman and CEO of Verallia, said: “I would like to thank Didier for his great contribution during the preparation and execution of the IPO process.

"We regret his departure and wish him the best of luck for the rest of his career.”