Nelipak® Corporation, Inc. (“Nelipak”), a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, announced today that Roger Prevot has been named the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prevot, who has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since the acquisition of Nelipak (“Kohlberg”) earlier this year, brings to Nelipak an extensive track record of senior leadership experience in the packaging industry, and is a Partner of Kohlberg. Prevot’s previous roles include President and Chief Operating Officer of Graham Packaging, Chief Executive Officer of Packaging Dynamics Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Plastics Group and Chairman of the Board of Cadence, Inc.
Prevot stated, “I look forward to leading Nelipak into the next phase of its development as the legacy Nelipak business is integrated with the former European Healthcare Packaging business of Bemis Corporation.”
Prevot assumes this role from Michael Kelly, Nelipak’s current Chief Executive Officer. Under Kelly’s leadership, Nelipak grew both organically and via acquisition and matured into a global leader in its served markets. Having substantially completed his objective to position Nelipak for the next phase of its development, Kelly is retiring.
Kelly commented, “I am proud of the accomplishments we have achieved together at Nelipak and the recent sale to Kohlberg. Roger’s distinguished track record, together with his strong professional and personal values, make him an outstanding successor to lead Nelipak into the future. I wish Roger and the people of Nelipak much continued success in the years to come.”
Seth H. Hollander, Partner of Kohlberg, commented, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of Nelipak, I wish to sincerely thank Mike for his distinguished service to the company. Mike was instrumental in building a foundation for sustained growth at Nelipak.” Hollander continued, “As Chairman, Roger has been instrumental in the creation of the current Nelipak and its plan for transformational initiatives going forward. As a result of his vision, Nelipak is well-positioned for continued excellence in innovation and customer service as well as growth execution.”