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Beverage Carton Companies announce Managing Director for the EXTR:ACT platform

EXTR:ACT – Driving Value for multimaterial recycling, the pan-European platform created by BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, all members of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), has announced the nomination of EXTR:ACT’s Managing Director, Michael Brandl. Michael Brandl, a German..

5 sure signs you work for a great company comes down to these top-notch leadership behaviors

April 18, 2019

Find me a company where people love their work, and I’ll show you those same people willingly and enthusiastically following their leaders to achieve excellence. The correlation is simple: Trusted, human-centered leaders (translation: they lead without fear) equal happy and engaged employees. When you have..

Regenerex gets new CEO, new funding and new name: Talaris Therapeutics

April 18, 2019

As it gears up to move its lead cell therapy into phase 3, Regenerex has closed a $100 million financing, built out its leadership team and renamed itself Talaris Therapeutics after the winged sandals worn by the Greek messenger god Hermes. Talaris is working on..

Hershey unveils new leadership team

April 18, 2019

Four executives have been named to the Hershey Co. leadership team. Steve Voskuil will join the company as senior vice-president and chief financial officer, succeeding Patricia Little, who previously announced plans to retire in May. Mr. Voskuil will lead Hershey’s global finance organization, including financial..

5 ways work culture will change by 2030

April 18, 2019

Recent years have seen an exceptional awareness and prioritization of workplace culture by both employers and employees. Culture is a company’s “personality,” including the behavioral expectations, practices, and other norms that influence how people interact both internally and on its behalf. Ignore it at your..

Trafigura, Altis form joint venture for bulk liquid chemicals trading

April 18, 2019

Trafigura and Houston-based trading and logistics firm Altis International have formed a joint venture for petrochemicals to be focused on bulk liquid chemicals, the Switzerland-headquartered commodities trading major said on Wednesday. Financial details were not disclosed. Trafigura is one of the largest commodities trading firms…

Want economic growth? Add female executives and board members

April 18, 2019

March 8th was International Women’s Day and this year’s theme was #BalanceforBetter. As the topic of gender imbalance in the workforce continues to be widely discussed, the reality is that the rate of change is still incredibly slow. Reports from the Global Gender Gap Index..

Sharpless vows to continue Gottlieb era at FDA

April 18, 2019

Scott Gottlieb’s relatively short two-year tenure as the FDA’s head has ended, and we have a new man at the helm: Ned Sharpless. However, he used his first official talk to ensure we all know he’s not looking to tear up Gottlieb’s legacy. Gottlieb, in..

GSK warns of possible layoffs as Barron’s revised R&D strategy takes effect

April 18, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline is set to lay off a small number of R&D employees at its Stevenage, U.K., site as part of a wider rethink of its drug development operation. The layoffs come as GSK revises its R&D strategy under the scientific leadership of Hal Barron. For..

Sustainable brewing processes: is circular beer the answer?

April 18, 2019

As the craft beer sector grows, locality and sustainability are some of the biggest reasons consumers choose less mainstream options. By the end of last year, there were more than 7,000 microbreweries operating in the US alone, evident of the demand for craft beer products…