CEO and management team

Scott Tracey - Chief Executive Officer

Scott Tracey

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has more than 28 years of experience in the packaging and materials industry. Prior to Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Scott was President of the Health, Hygiene and Specialty Division of Berry Global after their successful acquisition of AVINTIV (formerly named PGI).
Scott led the integration of AVINTIV into Berry Global and subsequently led the ~$3B Division for more than three years after the acquisition. Prior to this role, Scott held various profit and loss (P&L) leadership roles of increasing scale around the globe for AVINTIV including: President – North America; President – Americas; and Senior Vice President-GM – EMEA. Earlier in his career, Scott worked in the packaging industry for SOLO Cup Co., Sweetheart Cup Co. and Anchor Packaging where he built his extensive education in extrusion, thermoforming, molding, printing, product development, and commercial excellence associated with various product applications and fragmented markets.

Adam Barnett - President Food Packaging

Adam Barnett

President Food Packaging

With over 20 years of experience in the plastics industry, Adam joined LINPAC in 1998 as a Senior Key Account Manager and has since held roles of increasing responsibility in the company.

Prior to this, he started his career in the construction industry with Masco Corp, heading the Public Sector Commercial in Sales. Adam’s time at Klöckner Pentaplast (née LINPAC) has seen him progress through a number of roles: Director of Marketing in 2006; Vice President Marketing and Innovations in 2008; and later in 2011, Vice President Global Sales. In 2014, Adam was appointed Managing Director Global Films – France and by 2015 was promoted to Managing Director – Northern Europe. Adam’s responsibilities grew rapidly, as by 2016 he was Managing Director – UK and Ireland with the previous Divisional Responsibility. With his vast experience across the business, Adam was appointed President of the Specialties division in 2018 to assist in the transition of Klöckner Pentaplast’s (kp) acquisition of LINPAC.


Tracey Peacock - President Pharma, Health and Specialties

Tracey Peacock

President Pharma, Health and Specialties

Tracey has 25 years of experience managing global businesses in diverse sectors, from oil and gas, aerospace and automotive to consumer electronics and medical device.
She began her career at 3M Canada as an application engineer, moving to the US to join Dyneon, a global joint venture between 3M Company and Hoechst focused on fluoropolymer development and manufacturing. From there, she held roles of increasing responsibility across five of 3M Company’s thirty-five divisions, primarily focused on global business management in 3M’s more R&D-intensive divisions. In 2011, Tracey joined ITT Corporation as Vice-President and General Manager of their electro-mechanical connector division. In 2014, she joined Atkore International as Vice President and General Manager, managing three businesses in the Mechanical Products and Solutions Division. Tracey has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biophysics from the University of Toronto. Tracey joined Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) as President of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Division in May 2017.
Frederic Jung - Chief Financial Officer

Frederic Jung

Chief Financial Officer

Frederic is a highly seasoned financial executive with over 30 years’ experience in Europe and in the US. He has worked in the specialty chemicals, waste management and construction sectors in both public and private businesses, including major multinationals, start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth companies.
He has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Hardwoods Inc. since June 2016. Previously Frederic served as Vice President and CFO of Arizona Chemical from 2008 to 2016 at which time the company was successfully sold to Kraton Polymer. Prior to joining Arizona Chemical, he spent eight years with the $4 billion global producer of specialty chemicals and services Nalco Company (2000 to 2008). He ultimately served as Corporate Controller of Nalco, after being the CFO for Nalco’s EMEA operations, and its Assistant Controller Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Prior to joining Nalco he held several positions with Bombardier Aerospace, Waste Management, Inc. and SAE Americas, Inc. He is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées (ESLSCA), Paris, France and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, USA. Frederic entered the role of CFO for the kp Group in October 2018.

Christian Moeller - Chief Human Resources Officer

Christian Moeller

Chief Human Resources Officer

Before joining Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Christian spent 27 years of his career in the automotive industry. He has worked with Opel, General Motors in several local, regional and global roles within Human Resources and Labour Relations.

More recently he was the global Human Resources (HR) leader for the automotive interiors business of Johnson Controls and later the Yanfeng Automotive Interiors joint venture. Christian has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the United States of America and China. He has a degree in Law from Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and has completed the German Bar Exam.

Alan Richards - Chief Operations Officer

Alan Richards

Chief Operations Officer

Alan has more than 30 years of operations experience in international companies at a global scale. He has worked in various industry sectors across many countries and cultures, including USA, Africa and Europe.
Alan has a strong, proven track record in operational leadership and profit and loss (P&L) responsibility, project management and lean thinking in end-to-end supply chain solutions in FMCG manufacturing, branded goods, food, pharma, cosmetics and industrial components. Alan’s previous role was as Vice President Value Chain Optimisation at LEGO, UK, and before that as Group Operations Director at Essentra Plc, UK. He covered several Senior Director roles at Mars Incorporated in different international locations and prior to that had other senior roles in various companies: The Wrigley Company – USA; Wrafton Labs – UK; Swallowfield International Plc – UK; and DeBeers Consolidated Mines – Central Africa. Alan has an MBA from the University of Bath, a PGDip (L) from the University of Exeter, a GCC Mines from the University of Pretoria and a BEng from University of Wales.

Sebastian Jaeger - Chief Transformation Officer

Sebastian Jaeger

Chief Transformation Officer

Sebastian has more than 15 years of international management and consulting experience. Sebastian started his career at Bosch where he held various management positions in Germany, France and the USA, including Director of Business Development, Corporate Strategy and M&A in the Power Tools Division as well as Head of SCM, Planning and Logistics of a French automotive production site.
Before joining Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Sebastian was a member of the German Management Board as well as a Director in the Corporate Turnaround and Restructuring practice of AlixPartners. He led and helped his international clients across various industries implement full-potential, multi-billion value-creation programmes. Sebastian has studied Business Administration and Electrical Engineering in Darmstadt, Munich, Paris and Stockholm. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with majors in Finance and Microelectronics from Darmstadt University of Technology.
Susan Fornaro - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Susan Fornaro

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Susan has over 20 years of experience advising multinational companies on complex and diverse global legal, compliance, business and risk management matters. She brings with her a broad spectrum of international experience in both the public and private sectors covering the building, specialty chemicals, medical device and consumer products industries.
Before joining kp, Susan was General Counsel for BMI Group in London. Previously, she held the position of General Counsel EMEAI at The Valspar Corporation and prior to that was Chief Counsel, EMEA and South America at Cabot Corporation. She has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Argentina and the United States, and has served as a member of boards in South Africa, Germany and Luxemburg. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Relations from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School.
Tony Harrison  - Chief Procurement Officer

Tony Harrison

Chief Procurement Officer

Tony has extensive international experience in Procurement, with high spend responsibility. He has been responsible for building Procurement strategies, collaborating across Business Unit and Functional lines with leadership of global teams.
Before joining kp he worked for 14 years in the plastic converting sector as VP Procurement at PACCOR, VP President Global Materials Sourcing at Coveris, and VP Global Sourcing at Global Closure Systems. Prior to that he held several senior Procurement positions at Technicolor-Thomson, SmithKline and Black & Decker. Tony holds a CIPS qualification and a Diploma in Production Control. 
Advisory Board
John Brantl
Co-Head of European Corporate Investments
Strategic Value Partners LLP (London, UK)

Anthony O'Carroll
Managing Director, focused on private equity investments
Strategic Value Partners LLP (London, UK)

Matt Espe
Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Mark Vachon
Chairman of the Audit Committee