DS Smith Innovation and R&D appointment

Reinier Schlatmann has been appointed to lead DS Smith Group Innovation and Group R&D on an interim basis, alongside his current role, Regional Managing Director of East Europe.

“Increasing environmental awareness of consumer and customers as well as more stringent regulations are creating a turning point and significant opportunity for our company and industry. Breakthrough innovations will not only enable DS Smith to differentiate in the market but also shape the future,” said Schlatmann. “Building on the teams’ wealth of experience the focus will remain on identifying new sources of growth alongside our marketing colleagues, developing radical concepts, business models and services, and creating partnerships with new suppliers and technology providers to accelerate our innovation capabilities for future growth.”

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