Colep announces new board member

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, has announced Charlie Sharman is joining Colep’s board of directors, as non-executive director. Charlie has over 30 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale lean transformations across a broad range of industries.

Charlie’s journey began in 1970s whilst heavily involved in the automotive industry transformation, which led to management roles in a number of large international businesses. Notably, Charlie was vice president Europe at Danaher Motion, responsible for a business segment of 13 diverse companies. This has led to a deep understanding of leading change in many countries, across a range of industries. Charlie has garnered a reputation as one of the best in this field, by delivering significant year on year bottom line improvements.

The implementation of the OneColep Improvement Model has taken place with close collaboration with a team from the Kaizen Institute, of which Charlie was a part of. He has been instrumental in supporting Colep by bringing his extensive experience to advise and nurture the design and implementation of the OneColep Improvement Model.

Vitor Neves, Colep CEO said: “In the last years, Colep has seen substantial growth with mergers and acquisitions and the setting up of operations in new geographies, specifically Mexico, Brazil and UAE. As a result, there was a need for us to standardise our processes, systems and metrics, working as one company across all of our businesses and locations.

“In his interactions with our teams, Charlie has proven to be an extremely valuable source of experience and knowledge and has always demonstrated a positive, challenging and “can-do” attitude.  It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Charlie’s incorporation to the board of directors, as non-executive director.”

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