JOHN GILLISON, NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) OF LA
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JOHN GILLISON, NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) OF LA SEDA DE BARCELONA o He has over 10 years of experience in the set up and growth of the PET packaging business in Europe Barcelona, January 7th, 2009 – LA SEDA DE BARCELONA has appointed John Gillison as the new Chief Operating Officer of the company. Gillison joined the group 14 months ago following the acquisition of AMCOR’s European PET packaging business, currently APPE, the PET Packaging Division of La Seda de Barcelona. Mr. Gillison -BA in History at Nottingham University in England- has worked in the development and growth of the PET packaging business in Europe for the past thirteen years. He had previously held management positions in the business of Continental Can Packaging. Six years ago, John Gillison was appointed Unit Director for the production of AMCOR Packaging in the UK. Furthermore, he assumed the operational responsibility for AMCOR Europe as Production Vice President, participating in the growth capacity of the other regional production plants. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Gillison will manage all activities related to PTA, PET resin and preforms, as well as the recycling initiatives at La Seda de Barcelona. Mr.Gillison, reporting directly to the company’s President, will additionally develop the concept of offering integrated solutions for customers across the whole product range. With this appointment, John Gillison, who currently carries out its duties as Vice President and General Manager of APPE, replacing Joan Brat who ends his executive functions although he will continue acting as consultant for the company.