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Clondalkin CEO to retrire

October 3, 2013

Norbert McDermott will retire after 33 years with the company, effective December 31.

Clondalkin Group has announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Norbert McDermott, effective December 31, 2013. Mark Burgess, who joined the group’s Board early this year, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman.

"I would like to personally thank Norbert for his 33 years of service to Clondalkin and his tremendous commitment and leadership to help our company succeed. We all wish Norbert and his wife the absolute best, as they enjoy their retirement. I equally thank him for working with us so we can execute an effective leadership change, and ensure that Clondalkin continues its upward momentum in the market as a result of the various initiatives we implemented in 2013," says Burgess.

Colman O’Neill will step down as Finance Director and will transition his responsibilities between now and the end of the year. Colman has been instrumental over the last 25 years in securing the many different financing arrangements which facilitated the impressive expansion of the Group. 

"We appreciate Colman's many years of service, dedication and commitment to Clondalkin, and wish him the best going forward," Burgess adds.

Michel Jansen, who joined the group in 2008, will take over the responsibilities as head of the Global Accounting & Finance function as Group Chief Finance Officer.

Burgess says, "I would like to thank all of the aforementioned, our employees and partners for their commitment and dedication to Clondalkin.  We have invested heavily in our operations in the last three years to lay the foundation for business expansion. We have earned multiple leading market positions and have the commitment and capability to build on these in the coming years. I look forward to us successfully accomplishing our ambitions of profitable growth in the coming years."

Clondalkin Group is a value-added packaging business with a broad and diversified geographic footprint. It's a market leader in secondary healthcare packaging and holds leading positions in flexible packaging markets in foils & laminate packaging with strong and long lasting customer relationships.

The group has 35 manufacturing locations in eight countries, 4,000 employees and annual sales of €700 million.