Major packaging firm Colep welcomes new board member

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing sector, has welcomed a new board member.

Charlie Sharman is joining the firm’s Board of Directors as a non-executive director. He has over 30 years of experience in delivering successful large-scale lean transformations across a range of industries.

Sharman’s career began in the 1970s when he was heavily involved in the automotive industry transformation, under the guidance of Toyota and Nissan. This led to management roles at several world-class international businesses. Most notably, Sharman was vice-president of Danaher Motion’s European arm.

Colep collaborated with the Kaizen Institute, which Sharman was a part of, during the implementation of the OneColep Improvement Model. According to Colep, businesses are now under ‘increased pressure’ to be innovative, efficient and agile and meet the growing pressures of globalisation and customer demand.

Vitor Neves, Colep’s CEO, said: “In the last years, Colep has seen substantial growth with mergers and acquisitions and the setting up of operations in new geographies, specifically Mexico, Brazil and the UAE. As a result, there was a need for us to standardise our processes, systems and metrics, working as one company across all of our businesses and locations.

“In his interactions with our teams, Charlie has proven to be an extremely valuable source of experience and knowledge and has always demonstrated a positive, challenging and ‘can-do’ attitude. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Charlie’s incorporation to the Board of Directors, as non-executive director.”

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