RIUDELLOTS de la SELVA, Spain--Comexi Group, a world leader in flexible packaging technology, has taken a step toward professionalization and stronger growth by appointing Jaume Martinez (right) as its new CEO. Martínez who had been acting managing director since January 2010, has been appointed by the Xifra family's group of companies as part of an ambitious new strategic plan to consolidate its position as a leading global supplier of equipment to the flexible packaging industry. He is an engineer with postgraduate business school qualifications in EADA and IESE and has extensive experience in the capital goods sector.
“The executive management tasks have now been designated to the CEO in order to promote the strategic plan that focuses primarily on expanding the range of products to existing customers and taking a leading role in the change toward more sustainable manufacturing,” says Martínez. Manel Xifra, who had previously occupied the positions of both chairman of the board and CEO, continuing on as chairman. Since its founding, in 1954, Comexi has been managed by members of the Xifra’s family and this is the first time that a non-family professional takes over as CEO.