Plastic packaging company Coveris has appointed Gary Masse as CEO, effective April 14, 2014.
The company calls Masse "a seasoned, results-driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector." He most recently served as CEO of Precision Partners Inc., a $500 million engineering and manufacturing company. Masse succeeds Jack Knott, who will remain involved with the company as a non-executive director on the Coveris board.
This isn't the first change for the newly formed entity. In May 2013, U.S.-based Exopack joined with four European packaging companies — Britton Group, PACCOR, Kobusch, and Paragon Print & Packaging. The combined businesses had previously operated as one global entity under Exopack Holdings S.A., although the five brand names remained in use. However, in November 2012, the company changed its name to Coveris. Featuring a reported aggregate revenues of more than $2.8 billion and more than 8,600 employees, Coveris serves its global customers through a manufacturing base spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East and China. Coveris is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.