June 29, 2023

TOMRA Food names Lamb new vice president

TOMRA Food has named Peter Lamb, former CEO of Packaging Products Co., as the newest member of its executive team.

Lamb is now vice president, head of sales for TOMRA Fresh Food, a leading provider of fresh fruit and vegetable solutions.

Before his time at Packaging Products Co., which serves the food, beverage and dairy industries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, Lamb worked for British multinational packaging business DS Smith as managing director in the Asia Pacific region.

Peter Lamb is now vice president, head of sales for TOMRA Fresh Food. Photo: Provided

“Since TOMRA Food reorganized into the TOMRA Fresh Food and TOMRA Processed Food business areas two years ago, we have never stopped looking for ways to strengthen our customer support. Peter’s appointment is the latest step in that process,” Paul Slupecki, senior vice president, head of TOMRA Fresh Food, said in a news release. “Peter joins TOMRA with great experience in leading transformation and growth, both in established and emerging markets.

“For TOMRA, he will help identify and activate new sales opportunities. For TOMRA’s customers, he will help more packhouses optimize their operations with the industry’s best sorting, grading, peeling, analytical and packing technologies.”

Lamb will relocate from Saudi Arabia to his native New Zealand for his new role, based at TOMRA Fresh Food’s Auckland headquarters, according to the release.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join TOMRA, a business with a team deeply committed to ensuring every resource counts — a philosophy which aligns strongly with my personal values,” Lamb said. “Drawing on my experience and my passion for developing strong relationships as the basis for success, I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of TOMRA, its customers and its global team.”

TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and provides integrated postharvest solutions worldwide. The company has more than 13,800 units installed globally at food growers, packers and processors in industry segments including confectionery, fruit, dried fruit, grains and seeds, potatoes, proteins, nuts and vegetables.

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