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DS Smith appoints new managing directors for recycling and paper in Europe

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DS Smith has announced the appointment of Michael Orye as new managing director of its recycling division in Europe, and Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its paper division in Europe.

Michael Orye has extensive experience from the packaging industry and a track record in promoting a circular way of working, joining DS Smith from the food packaging business Faerch AS, where he served as the CEO for Central Europe and recycling. He has also held senior roles in other major companies in the sector, including Huhtamaki, where he worked as executive vice president, and Amcor, where he spent the majority of his career playing a significant role in growing the business across multiple markets in the United States and Europe.

Rogier Gerritsen, who previously held the recycling role, will focus on his new role as managing director of paper in Europe. He joined DS Smith in 2012 when the company acquired SCA Packaging and has since held senior roles in both the paper and recycling divisions, including paper cluster director for north cluster and most recently managing director for recycling Europe.

During his career at DS Smith, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience across the full spectrum of sustainable paper and packaging production and will now be responsible for the company’s 13 paper mills in Europe.


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