Stefan Ranstrand, CEO and president of sorting solutions specialist Tomra, has been awarded with an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy.
Ranstrand was named ‘best CEO in the sustainable resource management industry’ at the European CEO Awards, an event organised by international business magazine European CEO and featuring 41 other business leaders including the president of car manufacturer SEAT.
Currently enjoying his tenth year as TOMRA president and CEO, following his appointment in August 2009, Ranstrand has led the business on a transformational journey, with Tomra now globally recognised as the world leader in reverse vending technology and sensor-based sorting solutions for the food, recycling and mining industries.
Commenting on Ranstrand’s award win, the European CEO Award judges said: “Tomra’s solutions are part of a widespread push to operate more sustainably. The global population is expected to increase by 30 per cent over the next 40 years; as such, it has become essential for organisations to rethink how they obtain, use and re-use resources. Sustainability has been at the heart of Tomra’s business for four decades and they continue to find new ways to optimise precious resources.”
Accepting the award, Stefan added: “It’s a great honour to have received this accolade. This is testament to the whole company and recognises the dedication of Tomra’s people. The past year has been our most successful to date, reaffirming our status as a sustainability leader and spearhead of the resource revolution.
“We continually strive to find innovative ways to reduce the world’s waste and optimise use of its resources," he added. "I’m very proud of the positive impact Tomra has had on the recycling, food and mining industries in the past ten years. I’m privileged to lead Tomra and will continue to do so with a renewed focus on achieving a more circular economy and safeguarding the future of the global food supply.”