May 17, 2021

Tomra announces new CEO

Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company Tomra Systems ASA has said current president and CEO Stefan Ranstrand will be replaced by Tove Andersen by Nov. 1 this year, at the latest.

Andersen joins Tomra 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 $12.9 billion, around 16,000 employees, operations in more than 60 countries and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Tove Andersen

“I’ve seen the great work that Tomra is doing to enable the circular economy while also ensuring resource responsibility and minimizing waste across the food, recycling and mining industries,” Andersen said through a press release. “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.”

Tomra 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 optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and, mining industries and is committed to building a more sustainable future.

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

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


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