Essentra announces Mary Reilly as next Senior Independent Director

– UK, Milton Keynes –  Essentra plc (LON: ESNT) today announced that Mary Reilly will become Senior Independent Director succeeding Tommy Breen who will retire as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director, with effect from the AGM to be held on 20 May 2021.

Mary is also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and Board Employee Champion. Mary has extensive experience in accounting, finance, and international management as well as the necessary skills to fulfill the role of Senior Independent Director.

“The Board are pleased to announce Mary’s appointment as Senior Independent Director. Mary’s plc experience and interpersonal skills make her ideally suited for the role of Senior Independent Director.” said Board Chairman, Paul Lester.

Tommy leaves having served as a Non-Executive Director for six years and as Senior Independent Director. As recently announced, Tommy has taken on the role of Chairman designate at Homeserve plc, and his retirement from the Board of Essentra plc will leave Tommy more time required to commit to his role with Homeserve plc.

Paul Lester commented “I would like to thank Tommy for his significant contribution that he has made to the Company, in particular for his role as Senior Independent Director, during a time in which the Company has been through significant changes. The Board and I would like to wish Tommy every success in his new role.”

About Essentra plc

Essentra plc is an FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions. Organized into three global divisions, Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, enabling components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Essentra’s global network extends to 34 countries and includes 7,065 employees, 50 principal manufacturing facilities, 32 sales & distribution operations, and 3 research & development centers.

Essentra Components

Essentra Components is a global market-leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection molded, vinyl dip molded, and metal items. Operating in 25 countries worldwide, 15 manufacturing facilities and 25 sales & distribution centers serve more than 82,000 customers with a rapid supply of low cost but essential products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics, and construction. The division also includes the Reid Supply business, which provides a wide range of branded hardware supplies to a broad base of industrial customers, largely located in the US Mid-West.

Essentra Packaging

Essentra Packaging is one of only two multicontinental suppliers of a full secondary packaging range to the health and personal care sectors, with 25 facilities across three geographic regions. The division’s innovative products include cartons, leaflets, self-adhesive labels, and printed foils used in blister packs, which help customers to meet the rapidly-changing requirements of these end-markets and can also be combined with Essentra’s authentication solutions to help the fight against counterfeiting.

Essentra Filters

Essentra Filters is the only global independent cigarette filter supplier. The twelve sites across nine countries, including three R&D centers, provide a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco sector. The business supplies a wide range of value-adding high-quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own segment, and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement to the industry: Essentra’s offering also includes Heat Not Burn and e-cigarette solutions to the rapidly evolving market for Next Generation Products. The division also includes the Tear Tapes business, which is globally recognized as the leading manufacturer and supplier of pressure-sensitive tear tapes, that are largely used in tobacco, food, and drink, and specialist packaging.

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