Vetropack Group has appointed Michela Argirò as Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective from 11 October 2021.

She will also become a member of the Management Board of the Swiss-headquartered container glass manufacturing company.

Corporate Supply Chain Management is a new position within Vetropack Group. “This is why we’re so delighted that Michela Argirò shares our enthusiasm for this role. As a highly competent expert, she’s the perfect fit for our Management Board,” said Johann Reiter, CEO of Vetropack Group.

Michela Argirò, 52, can call upon a wealth of experience in building and leading regional supply chain and service organisations.

As Senior Director of the EMEA Strategic Supply Chain for the Sherwin Williams Corporation in Bubikon, Switzerland, Argirò was responsible, among other things, for strategic business planning, logistics and distribution, and stock management.

She also implemented expansive transformation projects and optimised both replenishment planning processes and stock level management for finished products.

While working for C.R. Bard in Oberrieden, Argirò was tasked in particular with managing customer services in Switzerland, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, and also developed the company’s e-commerce channel.

An active manager, the multilingual Argirò trained in commerce before obtaining a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, and studied Business Administration and Leadership at the Dow Academy, owned by the Dow Chemical Company, in Midland, USA.

Election to the board of directors

In addition, the board of directors has nominated Dr. Ing. Diane Nicklas for election to the board of directors at the next general assembly on 20 April 2022.

Diane Nicklas studied metallurgy and materials engineering at RWTH Aachen University and has been working in the supplier sector of the glass industry for more than 20 years, most recently as Global Commercial Director at SEFPRO, Saint-Gobain.

An interview with Dr Nicklas was published in a recent issue of Glass International, available here