Huhtamaki appoints Marco Hilty as President, Flexible Packaging


Huhtamaki appoints Marco Hilty as President, Flexible Packaging

Marco Hilty, (49), Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of September 1, 2021. He will report to President and CEO Charles Héaulmé and will be based in Ronsberg, Germany.

Marco joins Huhtamaki from Rubicon, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide. Prior to Rubicon, he held several leadership roles with Amcor in Switzerland and in the United States, covering Group Sales and Commercial Excellence, lastly as Vice President for Amcor Flexibles in North America. Prior to Amcor, Marco worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in the United States and Switzerland.

“I wish Marco a warm welcome to Huhtamaki and the Global Executive Team. His strong background in commercial leadership and solid experience within the flexible packaging industry, combined with his knowledge in waste and recycling solutions and circular economy make him exceptionally well prepared to lead our Flexible Packaging segment and deliver sustainable growth,” says Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO of Huhtamaki.

“It is a privilege to join Huhtamaki, a company with such a strong legacy and a proven track record in sustainability. The Flexibles business has a very strong footprint in emerging markets and is known for its outstanding innovation capabilities. I’m looking forward to working with the global Flexibles team to grow the business both profitably and sustainably,” says Marco Hilty.

Following the aforementioned change, the members of the Global Executive Team as of September 1, 2021 are:

Charles Héaulmé (Chairman), President and CEO;
Marco Hilty, President, Flexible Packaging;
Eric Le Lay, President, Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania;
Ann O’Hara, President, North America;
Thomas Geust, Chief Financial Officer;
Thomasine Kamerling, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications;
Marina Madanat, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development;
Sami Pauni, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General Counsel;
Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety; and
Antti Valtokari, Executive Vice President, IT and Process Performance.

For further information, please contact:
Charles Héaulmé, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 686 7801
Teija Sarajärvi, EVP Human Resources and Safety, tel. +358 10 686 7027

Global Communications

About Huhtamaki
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.

We are a participant in the UN Global Compact and as of 2020, we received an MSCI ESG Rating of A, on a scale of AAA ─ CCC. To play our part in managing climate change, we have committed to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. Huhtamaki has been awarded the Silver medal by EcoVadis for performance in sustainability.

With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage we operate in 36 countries and 81 sites around the world. Our values Care Dare Deliver guide our decisions and help our team of 18,100 employees make a difference where it matters. Our 2020 net sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out more about how we are protecting food, people and the planet on


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