Vetropack has appointed Dr Guido Stebner as manager of its Italian subsidiary on an interim basis.

Dr Stebner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Vetropack for Engineering and Production since 2021, will take over the management of Vetropack Italia as an extension of his current CTO role.

Sergio Antoci, who has been responsible for Vetropack’s Italian business as Managing Director since 2015, left the company by mutual agreement at the end of February.

Johann Reiter, CEO of Vetropack, said: “We would like to expressly thank Sergio Antoci for his commitment and his contribution to the success of Vetropack Italy.

“We now have important challenges ahead of us in one of Europe’s most attractive markets. We have therefore already started the search for a suitable successor.”

Dr Stebner said: “With our new plant in Boffalora sopra Ticino, which we opened last year, we have one of the most modern and sustainable glass production facilities in Europe.

“In the coming months, we will therefore focus entirely on fully realising the potential of these technologies and using them profitably for existing and new customers.”