TOMRA president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, was named ‘best CEO in the sustainable resource management industry’ in the European CEO Awards.

Organised by international business magazine, European CEO, the awards featured 41 other business leaders recognised for their leadership and corporate strategy.

According to the publication, “each year European CEO counts down the top 100 companies and business leaders, looking specifically for examples of strong strategy and commitment to corporate governance”.

Ranstrand is currently in his tenth year as TOMRA president and CEO, following his appointment in August 2009. According to the company, “he has led the business on a journey from a loose collection of entities into one strong and unified brand”.

TOMRA is global company with expertise in reverse vending technology and sensor-based sorting solutions for the food, recycling and mining industries.

Founded in 1972, TOMRA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with around 97,500 of its machines installed in more than 80 markets worldwide.

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