The European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) has strengthened its core leadership team with the appointment of Mike Turner to the position of Managing Director. The appointment helps to further secure the recognition of ECMA as the leading pan-European association for the carton sector. He brings many years of industry experience to the role, including 15 years with International Paper. A seasoned senior executive, Mike has extensive experience of both small and large packaging companies. He has also been heavily involved in the management of other industry associations, including Pack2Go Europe.
The role covers previous responsibilities held by Hans van Schaik and Rogier Krabbendam and ECMA is extremely grateful for the excellent work that Hans and Rogier have accomplished over the past 7 years. Mike begins his role this month, where he will represent ECMA members as a spokesperson, liaising directly with key legislators and the media to raise the profile of the sector and address industry challenges.
Jean-François Roche, ECMA President, commented, “We warmly welcome Mike into his new role. He has a deep understanding of our complex industry landscape and is perfectly positioned to guide long-term strategy and help our members effect real change to continually drive the sector forward.”
ECMA represents 500 European carton manufacturers and paper mills across the region, comprising a workforce around 50,000 strong.