TOMRA Systems ASA appoints Tove Anderson as new CEO and President

Norway-based global sustainable technology company Tomra Systems ASA has confirmed that Tove Anderson is set to become CEO and president, writes Neill Barston.

The present postholder Stefan Ranstrand is due to step down by this November, with his replacement joining from global agricultural products and environmental protection agents provider YARA International, where she is currently executive vice president Europe.YARA International, which is also headquartered in Norway, has a turnover of US$12.9bn, around 16,000 employees, operations in more than 60 countries and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Commenting on her appointment to Tomra, which has developed solutions across the food sector, including for confectionery, Tove (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.
“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.”

The company was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers.

Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimise resource recovery and minimise waste in the food, recycling and, mining industries and is committed to building a more sustainable future.

Stefan Ranstrand, who has been Tomra’s president and CEO since 2009, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Tove Andersen as our new CEO.

“Tove has vast international experience working for Yara, a company like ours that has sustainability at the core of its strategy. I look forward to seeing the impact Tove will make in leading the resource revolution.

“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.

“I am pleased to be able to personally welcome Tove to the company and look forward to working alongside her during the transition.”

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