January 2017

Precision Global names Claudio Contini Vice Chairman & Thierry Bouan Regional Manager, Asia Pacific

Precision Global, global manufacturer of aerosol valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets,  announced that Claudio Contini has been appointed Vice Chairman of Precision Global’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Contini brings over 25 years of value-added packaging experience to Precision.  He previously served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Coster Group, a multinational provider of aerosol spray, dispensing packaging components and filling machines operating in four continents, overseeing approximately 1,000 employees.

Robert Strauss, a Director of Precision Global, said, “On behalf of the Board, we are very excited to welcome Claudio to Precision Global’s Board of Directors.  Claudio is a recognized leader in the value-added packaging industry.  His direct and extensive experience with relevant products, geographies, customers and end markets is an extremely strong fit.  We are confident this experience will prove extremely valuable in both helping provide strategic guidance as well as supporting the Company’s talented executive team in executing against numerous growth opportunities.”

Mario Barbero, Chief Executive Officer of Precision Global, said, “Personally and on behalf of the executive team, I’m delighted that Claudio has joined the Precision Global Board of Directors.  His wealth of experience providing innovative dispensing solutions to a multinational customer base is nearly unparalleled, and the executive team is very much looking forward to leveraging his expertise and strategic guidance as an important resource in our continued pursuit of transformational growth around the globe.”

Contini said, “It is my honor and pleasure to join the Precision Global Board of Directors.  Precision Global’s position as a leading aerosol and dispensing solutions manufacturer is well-established, and I’m eager to provide my full support to the team in further cementing Precision’s place at the forefront of the industry.”

Prior to joining Coster in 1990, Contini worked for 11 years in various manufacturing, sales and marketing roles at IBM, a leading global information technology company.  Contini holds a Master’s degree in industrial engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Additionally, Precision announced that Thierry Bouan has been appointed Regional Manager of Asia Pacific, effective immediately.  Precision Global’s current Asia Pacific region includes facilities in Thailand, Australia, China, Japan and South Africa.  Mr. Bouan will be based in Precision Global’s Bangkok facility and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Mario Barbero.

Bouan brings over 20 years of value-added packaging and consumer packaged goods experience to Precision Global.  Prior to joining Precision Global, Bouan spent ten years at Global Closure Systems, a leading supplier of closure solutions for consumer packaged goods, most recently serving as VP Asia Pacific. In this role, Bouan was responsible for overseeing approximately 600 employees.

Barbero said, “We are delighted to welcome Thierry to the Precision Global team.  Thierry’s considerable experience serving similar customers and end markets coupled with his extensive injection molding experience make him an especially strong fit.  We believe the organic growth opportunity for Precision Global in Asia Pacific is extremely compelling, and we’re excited to leverage Thierry’s proven track record of successfully driving transformational growth in the region.”

Before joining Global Closure Systems, Bouan worked for over a decade at Crown Group, a leading international packaging manufacturer, where he served in various financial and plant management roles.  Bouan holds an engineering degree from École Supérieure d’Informatique, Électronique, Automatique.