Pro Carton names new president

Michele Bianchi

PRO Carton has announced the appointment of Michele Bianchi as its new president.

Mr Bianchi, who is CEO of RDM Group, succeeds Horst Bittermann who stepped down from the role after four years in office.

Pro Carton revealed that Horst Bittermann will head a consultation and reorganisation process and hold the position of director general for the organisation, while Winfried Mühling will continue to serve as marketing & communication director.

At the recent AGM in Krakow, members of both CEPI Cartonboard and Pro Carton expressed their intention to explore the possibility to join into one association under the name Pro Carton. The aim is to allow a stronger alignment of activities, drive synergies, strengthen the voice of the industry, and enforce stronger member engagement.

Michele Bianchi, president of Pro Carton and Cepi Cartonboard, said, “We are convinced that the new organisation will be the right platform for the future of the European cartonboard and folding carton industry. With stronger member engagement, cooperation across industry borders, and closer collaboration with ECMA, we are confident our union will support the sustainable growth of our industry.”