Flint Group
New president Narrow Web

17.03.2020 The Flint Group (Luxemburg) has appointed Emmanuel Bareaud to president Narrow Web effective 30 March 2020.

Emmanuel Bareaud, new president Flint Group Narrow Web.
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Emmanuel Bareaud, new president Flint Group Narrow Web.

This appointment is expected to ensure strategic consistency as the organisation continues on its journey to fully commercialise its innovative offering to print and packaging converters worldwide.

Adjacent industry experience

Bareaud joins Flint with extensive adjacent industry experience having worked at AkzoNobel (and formerly ICI). He was director EMEA for packaging coatings with P&L accountability for a €280M business, employing 450 people across five manufacturing sites and latterly as director NW Europe and European key accounts for metal coatings, a €300M revenue business with six sites and 450 people. In both these roles Emmanuel Bareaud demonstrated strategic clarity and commercial drive to lead a team which organically grew the business and expanded margins.

In his new role, he will succeed Guillaume Clement who will leave the business by the end of April 2020 to take a position as CEO of a private equity owned business in another industry.

Successor with quality and experience

Antoine Fady, CEO of Flint Group, said: “I would like to thank Guillaume for his important contribution to our company over the last seven years. He has developed a strong strategy, a great product range manufactured in a world-class mother plant in Trelleborg, and a team ready to meet the challenges and win in the market place. Additionally, Guillaume led the step-change in Flint Group growth with international key accounts and cross-divisional solutions for customers. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”

Speaking about the appointment Steve Dryden COO, Flint Group, commented: “I am delighted we have secured a successor for Guillaume of the quality and experience that Emmanuel represents. Flint Narrow Web is an incredibly strong business and I look forward to working with Emmanuel and the Narrow Web team to continue the successful development of this business.”