Loparex BV, Apeldoorn, NL, leading global suppliers of specialty release liners, announces the appointment of Ruud Wigman as European Sales and Marketing Director, effective 4 March, 2013. Ruud succeeds Jussi Pukkila, who is retiring from Loparex after 25 years with the company.
Ruud brings 20 years of product management, marketing, and global sales management experience within key converting markets, including graphics, labels, and other industrial segments.
Most recently, Ruud served as Sales and Marketing Manager for Innovia Films, with responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Ruud will be based in Apeldoorn and will report to Theo Wilting, Managing Director, Loparex BV. Wilting adds, ‘We look forward to Ruud’s leadership of our European sales and marketing operations as we continue to expand our commercial reach and product innovation throughout Europe and with our global accounts.’