Norway-headquartered, global sustainable technology company, Tomra Systems ASA has said that current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by November 1 this year at the latest.
Tove joins Tomra from global agricultural products and environmental protection agents provider YARA International where she is currently executive vice president Europe.
Commenting on her appointment, Tove said: “I’ve seen the great work that Tomra is doing to enable the circular economy while also ensuring resource responsibility and minimizing waste across the food, recycling and mining industries. It is really motivating to be joining Tomra to lead the resource revolution. I’m very excited to take on the role as the new CEO of Tomra. I’ve seen the impact Tomra is making and to join this company with sustainability at the core of its strategy is a privilege.”
Tomra was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers.
Today Tomra provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and, mining industries and is committed to building a more sustainable future.
Stefan Ranstrand, who has been Tomra’s president and CEO since 2009, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Tove Andersen as the new CEO of Tomra. Tove has vast international experience working for Yara, a company like Tomra that has sustainability at the core of its strategy. I look forward to seeing the impact Tove will make in leading the resource revolution.
“The people of Tomra are what make this company achieve great things for our planet. Tove shares our values of passion, innovation and responsibility. She will be a great leader to take TOMRA into the future. I am pleased to be able to personally welcome Tove to Tomra and look forward to working alongside her during the transition.”
Tomra Food also announced the appointment of David del Castillo as Latin America Regional Sales Director for Tomra Processed Food.
He is joining the team to take on a newly created role as a result of the split of the Americas region into two new separate regions: North America (NAM) and Latin America (LATAM). He will be based at the new regional headquarters inaugurated in Santiago, Chile, in 2020.
Thomas Molnar, VP and Head of Global Sales Tomra Processed Food at Tomra Food, states: "We are very pleased that David has joined our team. He has extensive experience and brings a new vision that is essential in these difficult times. His track record in the food industry linked to technology is very interesting and a perfect fit for the path we have taken at Tomra Food."