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Laurence Tanty


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Laurence Tanty

Professional Background

  • 12 years CEO/COO multi-country experience with focus on commercial & marketing and a robust track record in manufacturing and supply chain. 
  • 16 years B2C experience with Mars and Sara Lee:  branding, pricing, multi-channel sales development to large accounts, distributors and large retail.
  • 9 years B2B experience with international packaging businesses (plastic, paper, corrugated board) servicing industrial and consumer customers. 
  • Interim transformation and turnaround, project management, M&A and advisory/Board experience.
  • Worked for PE backed businesses, listed, family and private organizations all with global reach.
  • Deep multi-cultural roots, a unique ability to work with and create bridges with different cultures

M&A Expertise

  • CEO/COO level executive, consultant and board skills applied to listed, family, private and PE backed businesses. 
  • M&A management: due-diligence, acquisition process, merger integration and merger synergy programs.
  • Lead, design, implement and embed enterprise-wide transformation programs.
  • Restructure business models, turn-around performance including Commercial/Sales & Marketing, Operations and Supply Chains of multi-country organizations.
  • Implement lower cost, higher value-add business models and technology & digitally enabled solutions
  • Transfer of B2C practices to B2B and B2B2C
  • Market expertise: Packaging (consumer & industrial), Food, Specialty Ingredients. 
  • Languages:  English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch

Project Highlights

Relevant experience includes:

  • Acting as interim sales director at Devro plc, turning around EMEA sales performance to deliver 7% growth in 2017 after 4 consecutive years of decline.
  • Restructuring loss-making global plastic casing business including production in Czech Republic to deliver growth and profitability in 2019.
  • Acting as project leader for tripartite post merger integration of corrugated board companies DS Smith, SCA and Otor Packaging in France/Spain delivering €20M in year 1.
  • Acting as CEO leading the acquisition and merger with Allibert Packaging doubling the size of Linpac Materials Handling globally.
  • Acting as Interim CEO at Pregis Packaging Europe implementing a turnaround plan that halted the sharp decline in sales and loss of EBITDA.
  • Accelerated Devro plc’s commercial presence in China and grew sales double digit  in emerging markets in South East Asia and Africa.

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