Vinventions CEO leaves the company

Heino Freudenberg, president and CEO of Vinventions – the world’s second largest wine closure supplier – has left the company after four years at the helm.

Heino Freudenberg has been president and CEO of Vinventions since its foundation in 2015

In a statement sent to the drinks business this morning, Freudenberg’s departure was confirmed by Vinventions, which is a business producing a range of stoppers using materials from glass to plastic as well as cork.

The company also said that Denis Van Roey, former CFO of Vinventions, has been appointed interim president of Vinventions, while noting that Freudenberg’s departure “has no impact on the structure of our shareholding”.

Explaining the reason why Freudenberg had left the company, Vinventions stated, “When Vinventions was founded in 2015, the vision was to create a company that would become the most innovative, most sustainable and most trusted global supplier of complete wine closure solutions to the still and sparkling wine industry.

“Heino Freudenberg completed this mission and his mandate of four years as president and CEO.

“We thank him for all he has done for Nomacorc and Vinventions as we look ahead to the next chapter of success for the company and execute that vision on a larger scale.”

Vinventions was created in 2015 by entrepreneur Marc Noël together with Bespoke Capital Partners, Heino Freudenberg and additional partners.

According to the company, Vinventions’ vision is to be a “global supplier of complete wine closure solutions to the still and sparkling wine industry”.

Since January 2015, Vinventions has acquired Nomacorc, Ohlinger Group and Syntek Bouchage and has created strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Cork Supply (natural cork).

This led to the creation of ‘Vinventions’ Complete Wine Closure Solutions’, which encompasses Nomacorc (PlantCorcs), Syntek (synthetics), Ohlinger (natural corks), Vintop (screwcaps) and Vinolok (glass closures) as well as Wine Quality Solutions (oenological tools and services) and Wine Marketing Solutions (marketing services and wine consumer insights).

Today, Vinventions employs over 550 people globally and operates seven production sites in USA, Belgium, Germany, France, Argentina, South Africa and China.

According to Vinventions, it is the second largest wine closure supplier worldwide.

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