Vetropack Holding has appointed Johann Reiter as CEO of Vetropack Group with effect from January 1, 2018.

Claude R. Cornaz will continue to lead Vetropack Group as CEO until the end of 2017. He is stepping back from operational business and will be proposed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual General Assembly.

Mr Reiter has been successfully in charge of the Switzerland/Austria business division since November 2010.

This division consists of the Swiss company Vetropack Ltd and Vetropack Austria GmbH.

As a member of the group management team, he is not only very familiar with the situation in both countries, but also knows all about the international challenges facing the glass industry, particularly in the countries where Vetropack has a presence.

The search for a successor for Johann Reiter in his present role will start immediately.

“In Johann Reiter we have chosen an experienced manager and someone with extensive knowledge of our industry to succeed Claude R. Cornaz,” said Vetropack Chairman, Hans Rüegg.

“We deliberately opted for an internal appointment, because Johann Reiter, as head of our biggest business division, has excellent contacts in the industry and within our group. He is familiar not only with our managers and staff but also with the needs of the markets and our customers.”

Mr Cornaz has been CEO for 18 years and has steadily built up Vetropack Group over that time.

Caption: Claude R. Cornaz, CEO (left), and Johann Reiter, General Manager of the Business Division, Switzerland/Austria.