January 2019

APEAL appoints Tata Steel exec as new president

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) elected Tony Waite, Sales Director of Packaging at Tata Steel Europe, as President. He succeeds Stéphane Tondo of ArcelorMittal and will serve for the required two years. Waite has served with Tata Steel for 20 years, and prior, served as Regional Head for EIMEA in Dubai.

“Under my presidency APEAL will see implementation of the EU’s Circular Economy Package, requiring full leverage of those good practices in collection sorting and recycling of steel packaging in order to increase recycling rates across all Member States,” said Waite.

“At the same time, steel packaging is also now poised to play a key role in cutting packaging and food waste, helping brands to achieve their sustainability objectives. Steel packaging is ideally positioned to provide consumers with clarity and the confidence that choosing products packaged in steel is an environmentally positive choice. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and building on the excellent work completed by Stéphane and all of the team at APEAL,” he added.