Michel Picandet Appointed Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Food

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Thu. January 23rd, 2020 - by Lilian Diep

LEUVEN, BELGIUM - With the new year comes new moves and changes. TOMRA is following suit by announcing that the company appointed a new Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Foods. Michel Picandet stepped into his new role on January 1, 2020, and he will now be in charge of the company’s three brands: TOMRA Food, Compac, and BBC Technologies.

Michel Picandet, Executive Vice President, TOMRA Food“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead a forward-looking company such as TOMRA Food, which is spearheading the resource revolution as a sustainability leader,” commented Picandet on his new appointment. “This is a company that continually strives to find innovative ways to reduce the world’s waste and optimize the use of its resources, and I am looking forward to the challenge of helping customers reduce food waste and improve yields in their operations, and build a reputation for their sustainability credentials.”

TOMRA has appointed industry veteran Michel Picandet to the role of Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Foods

According to a press release, Picandet brings a strong track record to his position, developed in various roles of increasing scope and responsibility covering markets across the world. Before joining TOMRA, Picandet held management positions within Tetra Pak as Global and Managing Director since 2013. Before that, he headed the Life Cycle Management division of Sidel, where he also worked in America, Asia, and Europe for more than 20 years after having started his career in Engineering and Controls at Rhone-Poulenc Animal Nutrition. Picandet has an Engineering degree from the University of Clermont-Ferrand as well as a Master’s in Management from ESCP Business School.

Stefan Ranstrand, President and Chief Executive Officer, TOMRA“I am delighted that Michel is joining our management team. He is a highly strategic, global business executive with strong experience in the food and beverage industry, as well as capital equipment and related services,” Stefan Ranstrand, President and Chief Executive Officer of TOMRA, stated. “I am confident that under his leadership, the TOMRA Food team will continue to build on our three pillars of technical leadership—food, trust, and digital transformation—in order to achieve a more circular economy and safeguard the future of food. Michel and the global team will drive to always deliver high customer value and satisfaction, proving TOMRA Food to be a solid long-term partner focused on helping our customers increase their competitiveness and profitability.”

Congratulations to Michel Picandet on his new position! Keep reading ANUK as we bring the latest in the industry.