Lacerta Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Lacerta Group (“Lacerta” or the “Company”), a provider of innovative and sustainable thermoformed packaging solutions, announced the appointment of Paul Young as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Lacerta’s fully integrated manufacturing platform includes capabilities across the product lifecycle in design and engineering, prototyping, mold-making and tooling, extrusion, thermoforming, and printing.
Mr. Young previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tekni-Plex, a provider in the consumer and healthcare packaging sector, where he led the successful turnaround of the business. Through operational excellence, customer responsiveness and strategic growth investments, the Company’s revenue grew to more than $1 billion while earnings quadrupled. Prior to joining Tekni-Plex, Mr. Young held various general management and manufacturing roles for Graham Packaging, Owens-Illinois and Continental PET Technologies. Mr. Young holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo.
Jack Norris, Managing Director of SK Capital and Chairman of Lacerta, stated, “Paul Young is a proven executive with a track record of driving transformation and growth in the packaging sector. His understanding of the industry, decades of relevant experience, and commitment to sustainability and innovation align perfectly with Lacerta’s core values and mission.”
“Lacerta represents a unique opportunity to build upon the foundation created by the Lotfi family and to establish the company as a clear market leader in sustainable and innovative packaging solutions,” Mr. Young stated. “I am excited by the trust placed in me by SK Capital and the Board of Directors and look forward to working with Lacerta’s senior leadership team to drive the agenda for strategic growth and realize the full potential of the Company.”
Dante Parrini, Senior Director of SK Capital and Board Member of Lacerta, added, “We are pleased to have attracted a talent of Paul’s caliber to Lacerta. The Company has highly leverageable competitive advantages in attractive growth markets and tremendous upside potential to further assert its leadership position in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. In Paul, we are confident we have selected the right leader for the next chapter in the Company’s impressive history.”
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