Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has announced that President and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, is to be replaced by Yara International’s Executive Vice President of Europe, Tove Andersen.
The transition is expected to take place by November 1 this year at the latest, TOMRA said.
Commenting on her appointment, Andersen (pictured) said: “I’ve seen the great work that TOMRA is doing to enable the circular economy while also ensuring resource responsibility and minimising waste across the food, recycling and mining industries. It is really motivating to be joining TOMRA to lead the resource revolution.
She added: “I’m very excited to take on the role as the new CEO of TOMRA. I’ve seen the impact TOMRA is making and to join this company with sustainability at the core of its strategy is a privilege.”
TOMRA has evolved from its roots as a designer, manufacturer and seller of reverse vending machines for automated collection of used beverage containers to, today, providing technology-led solutions for advanced collection and sorting systems that optimise resource recovery and minimise waste in the food, recycling and mining industries. The latter is provided by TOMRA subsidiary TOMRA Sorting Mining.
Ranstrand, who has been TOMRA’s president and CEO since 2009, said Andersen had vast international experience working for Yara, “a company like TOMRA that has sustainability at the core of its strategy”.
He added: “The people of TOMRA are what make this company achieve great things for our planet. Tove shares our values of passion, innovation and responsibility. She will be a great leader to take TOMRA into the future.
Yara is a global agricultural products and environmental protection agents provider, also headquartered in Norway.