Since early 2000, Claude R. Cornaz has been Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Vetropack Group, which generates annual revenue of some CHF 600 million and employs 3,200 people. The independent, listed, family-owned company has its registered office in Switzerland and is among the leading manufacturers of glass packaging for the European food and beverage industry. As a member of the family, which is the majority shareholder, 56-year-old Claude R. Cornaz has spent 18 years driving sustainable development at Vetropack. He will step down as CEO at the end of 2017 and will be nominated for election as Chairman of the Board at the 2018 Annual General Assembly. Claude Cornaz has a degree in mechanical engineering from the BWI Center for Industrial Management at ETH Zurich and he has served, amongst others, on the Board of Directors of the listed Bucher Industries Group since 2002.
Claude R. Cornaz will be a strong personality to the Datwyler Board of Directors. By taking a long-term view and managerial approach, he has ensured that the Vetropack Group is strategically well-positioned and built on firm financial foundations despite its challenging environment. His entrepreneurial flair makes him the ideal addition to our Board.Paul Hälg, Präsident des Verwaltungsrats der Dätwyler Holding AG