Corporate News

Colep appoints new Board Member

2nd September 2019

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, is pleased to announce that Charlie Sharman is joining Colep’s Board of Directors, as non-executive Director.  Charlie has over 30 years of leadership experience in the delivery of successful large-scale lean transformations across a broad range of industries. 

Charlie’s lean journey began in 1970s whilst heavily involved in the automotive industry transformation, under the guidance of several Japanese sensei’s from Toyota and Nissan. This led to management roles in a number of large world class international businesses.  Notably, Charlie was VP Europe at Danaher Motion, responsible for a business segment of 13 diverse companies.  This has led to a deep understanding of leading change in many countries, across a range of industries.  Charlie has garnered a reputation as one of the best in this field, by delivering significant year on year bottom line improvements.

The implementation of the OneColep Improvement Model has taken place with close collaboration with a team from the Kaizen Institute, of which Charlie was a part of.  In today’s current climate, businesses are under increased pressure to be innovative, efficient and agile and to meet growing pressures of globalisation and customer demand. In order to respond to these challenges, Charlie has been instrumental in supporting Colep by bringing his extensive experience to advise and nurture the design and implementation of the OneColep Improvement Model.

Vitor Neves, Colep CEO commented: “In the last years, Colep has seen substantial growth with mergers and acquisitions and the setting up of operations in new geographies, specifically Mexico, Brazil and UAE. As a result, there was a need for us to standardise our processes, systems and metrics, working as one company across all of our businesses and locations.  In his interactions with our teams, Charlie has proven to be an extremely valuable source of experience and knowledge and has always demonstrated a positive, challenging and “can-do” attitude.  It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Charlie’s incorporation to the Board of Directors, as non-executive Director.”

For further information, please contact:

Mariana Joanes, Marketing Specialist