Emmanuel Bareaud appointed president of Flint Narrow Web

Flint Group has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Bareaud as president of its narrow web division effective 30 March 2020. This appointment will ensure strategic consistency as the organisation continues on its journey to fully commercialise its innovative offering to print and packaging converters worldwide.

18 Mar 2020 | By Rahul Kumar

Emmanuel Bareaud

Bareaud joins the company with extensive adjacent industry experience, having worked at AkzoNobel (and formerly ICI). Emmanuel was director, EMEA for packaging coatings with P&L accountability for a 280-m pound business, employing 450 people across five manufacturing sites and latter as director, NW Europe and European key accounts for metal coatings, a 300-m pound revenue business with six sites and 450 people. In both these roles, Emmanuel demonstrated strategic clarity and commercial drive to lead a team which organically grew the business and expanded margins.

In his new role, Emmanuel will succeed Guillaume Clement who will leave the business by the end of April 2020 to take a position as CEO of a private equity owned business in another industry.

Antoine Fady, CEO, Flint Group, said, “I would like to thank Guillaume for his important contribution to our company over the last seven years. He has developed a strong strategy, a great product range manufactured in a world-class mother plant in Trelleborg, and a team ready to meet the challenges and win in the market place.”

Speaking about the appointment, Steve Dryden, COO, Flint Group, added, “I am delighted that we have secured a successor for Guillaume of the quality and experience that Emmanuel represents. Flint Narrow Web is an incredibly strong business and I look forward to working with Emmanuel and the Narrow Web team to continue the successful development of this business.”