BELGIUM – Following the reorganization of Tomra Food into two business areas, Tomra Fresh Food and Tomra Processed Food, in early 2021, the company has appointed Paul Slupecki as Senior Vice President, Head of TOMRA Fresh Food.
TOMRA Fresh Food is the global leader in integrated packhouse solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables. These solutions include sorting, grading, peeling, analytical, and packing technologies.
Paul was formerly Vice President and Head of Global Sales for TOMRA Fresh Food.
Since joining the company in 2019, he has played a key role in developing TOMRA’s Fresh Food activities, leading direct commercial market access in Europe and Latin America.
Most recently he led the company in establishing an integrated business partnership with ICOEL, which also designs and manufactures machinery for processing fruits and vegetables.
“I am very excited about my new role and, with the great team at Tomra Fresh Food, I look forward to being part of the Tomra resource revolution – helping customers grow their businesses while also having a positive impact on global sustainability.
“We are dedicated to giving our customers better access to Tomra’s teams in the regions and equipping them with the solutions that have the greatest positive impact on their bottom line,” Paul said.
Paul takes over from Geoff Furniss, who has left the company.
“I’m really pleased to have Paul as part of the Tomra Food leadership team and to continue working with him in his new capacity. Paul’s solid experience in the food industry and his previous commercial role in Tomra will reinforce our efforts and investment to work even more closely with our customers.
“I expect Paul will greatly contribute to our customers’ successes while continuing to develop a stronger network for Tomra Fresh Food around the world,” said Michel Picandet, Head of Tomra Food.
Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Computer Science/Managerial Economics. He has spent most of his career life at FOSS, a provider of analytical solutions for agricultural food products, rising through the career ladder.
For the new leader of TOMRA’s business area specializing in fresh fruit and vegetables, the priorities are customer-centricity and developing the business’ global presence.