Johan Laureys has been named vice president of Action Technology’s global business and managing director of Tekni-Plex Europe NV. Laureys, who has been with Tekni-Plex’s Action Technology business unit for more than 20 years, will be succeeding Luc Vercruyssen. He also will retain his previous title of managing director of Action Technology Italia SpA.
“Luc is stepping down after 44 years of distinguished service to the company,” said Paul Young, chief executive officer, Tekni-Plex. “The Action Technology business, and Tekni-Plex as a whole, have benefited greatly from his passion for the industry and eagerness to mentor the next generation of leaders. We wish Luc a well-earned retirement, and we’ll miss him in our daily efforts to serve our customers around the world.”
Laureys joined Tekni-Plex Europe in 1996 and was named managing director of Action Technology Italia SpA in 2008.
“Johan has been intimately involved in all of the major activities and decisions in the business over the last few years,” Young said. “He is ready to take on the global leadership position for Action Technology. We are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber to step right in to the role.”