Rens will be responsible for the overall operational and commercial functions of O-I in the Netherlands and the UK, comprising 5 plants and 1500 employees. He will take the lead in strengthening O-I’s capabilities and competitiveness in these countries to support the developing needs of customers for more sustainable and healthy glass packaging solutions.
Vitaliano Torno, Vice President European Countries for O-I, says, “Rens’ strong marketing, business development and sustainability expertise, both in business and consumer environments, will be a great asset to our business.”
Rens joins O-I from food processing company, Cargill, where he was marketing and communications director for Cocoa and Chocolate. Prior to this, he held a variety of European and global marketing positions for Philips. He holds a Business Economics degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.