Eco-friendly Aerosols manufacturer Airopack Technology announced that the Board of Directors of the company has appointed Jean-Baptiste Lucas as the new CEO.
He will take up the position on 28 January 2019 and is already assisting the Board of Directors on the business strategy.
Lucas will succeed Antoine Kohler, who has been acting as CEO ad interim in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1 December 2018. Antoine Kohler will return to focusing on his role as Chairman.
Antoine Kohler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airopack, said: “Jean-Baptiste Lucas is a proven CEO with many years of business experience, in particular in the metal packaging industry. Airopack will benefit from his extensive expertise working with various companies that were also going through transformation processes.
“JeanBaptiste has worked across several countries and is deeply familiar in dealing with cross-border activities and different cultures. The entire Board of Directors and the management team welcome Jean-Baptiste as CEO of the Company and wish him every success.”
Jean-Baptiste Lucas is French citizen with over 20 years of experience in the aluminum industry in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He will join Airopack from Vedanta Limited where he has held the position of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer since August 2017.
During his career, Jean-Baptiste Lucas has held a number of executive positions at global industry leaders.
Before joining Vedanta, he spent six years in Bahrain, of which two were as Chief Executive Officer of GARMCO (March 2015 – April 2017), a midsize rolling company where he led the company restructuring and the building of a new state-of-the-art recycling centre and slab cast house, and prior to that he spent four years as Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of ALBA (January 2011 – February 2015).
There he was responsible for cast houses operations, operational excellence and metallurgy, as well as worldwide sales and marketing functions.
In his earlier career, he worked with a number of European aluminium companies. He was a Managing Director at Alcan Aluminium Valais in Switzerland, where he headed the aerospace, transport and industrial division.
Other roles included Director of Sales & Marketing at Alcan Specialty Sheet, Germany and France and various assignments in strategy and business development at Pechiney rolled products in France. Jean-Baptiste Lucas graduated in 1994 from ESCP (Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris), one of the leading French Business School.
Source: Company Press Release.