Michel Giannuzzi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Verallia Group – one of Europe’s leading glass packaging manufacturers for the food and beverage sector – was elected Vice-President of FEVE – the European Container Glass Federation – at its FEVE General Meeting in Rotterdam on 15 June.

“I am eager to put my experience at the service of this industry which has an unrivaled cultural heritage in Europe and a strong future ahead. Glass continues to be the packaging material of reference for many products despite competition,” says Giannuzzi. “Our European industry association has a leadership role in federating forces towards circular economy”.

The FEVE AGM also elected Laurent Zuber as Chairman of the FEVE Flaconnage Board. Zuber is Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of SGD Pharma – a leading manufacturing company of moulded and tubular glass vials for the pharmaceutical industry.

Commenting on his new role, Zuber said: “The European glass flaconnage sector is world leader in the production of specialty bottles for the perfumery and cosmetics, and primary glass packaging to the pharmaceutical sector. Bringing visibility to our sector’s assets and strengths to succeed in supporting the development of our customers’ brands, and, in the pharmaceutical sector, to commit to patients safety by delivering the highest quality products will be beneficial to the EU’s economy and external trade as well as for the whole glass packaging industry. This is one of the main objectives of my mandate in FEVE which I took on with great energy and enthusiasm.”

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