Exopack has appointed Christian Ragot as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Ragot, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novariant, Inc., a technology-based company providing solutions in GPS and other positioning control systems and on February 13, 2012, will assume the Exopack CEO role held temporarily by Tom Vale. Vale will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of the Company.
“We considered many
extraordinary candidates during the search for our new CEO, “says Jack Knott,
the company’s Chairman and former CEO. “Chris brings more than 25 years of operational
experience, many of them in senior management positions and has earned a reputation
as a trusted and respected leader. His diverse background in technology and industrial
manufacturing will help Exopack drive its strategic initiatives.”
“I am honored to have the
opportunity to lead this exciting company,” says Ragot. “With a proven track
record in implementing new technology and providing exceptional customer
service, Exopack’s employees and management team have built a company I look
forward to leading.”
Ragot will be relocating
to Exopack’s executive offices in Chicago, IL.