Michel Picandet has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Tomra Food. He joined the company on 1 January 2020 and will be based at the Tomra Food headquarters in Leuven/Belgium. In his new role, he will be in charge of the company’s three brands: Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies.
Michel Picandet brings to his new role a strong track record developed in various roles of increasing scope and responsibility covering markets across the world. Prior to joining Tomra, he has held management positions within Tetra Pak as Global and Managing Director since 2013. Previously, he headed the Life Cycle Management division of Sidel after having started his career in Engineering and Controls at Rhone-Poulenc Animal Nutrition.
Stefan Ranstrand, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tomra, stated: “I am delighted that Michel is joining our management team. He is a highly strategic, global business executive with strong experience in the food and beverage industry, as well as capital equipment and related services. I am confident that under his leadership, the Tomra Food team will continue to build on our three pillars of technical leadership, food trust and digital transformation, in order to achieve a more circular economy and safeguard the future of food.”