Loparex Group appoints Charmaine Riggins as CEO – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

Loparex, one of the world’s leading producers of technical films and understudy, has announced that its owner, Pamplona Capital Management, has appointed Charmaine Riggins as Chief Executive Officer of the Loparex Group, effective January 10, 2022. Riggins previously held the position of position of head of talent and responsible for culture in the company. She succeeds Simon Medley, who served as CEO since 2017.

Charmaine Riggins

“We are delighted to have Charmaine in this role,” notes Martin Schwab, artistic director at Pamplona Capital Management. “With a broad background that includes technical, operations, sales and marketing, human resources and general management, she is uniquely positioned to lead the organization as we focus on safety, operational performance, growth and cultivation, to name a few. We are incredibly supportive of the business, proud of what it has accomplished under Simon’s tenure, and look forward to supporting Charmaine and the rest of the Loparex management team to drive the business forward.

A seasoned international executive, Riggins joined the Loparex Group in 2021 after 26 years with LORD Corporation, a leading diversified technology and manufacturing company, and Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies. . LORD Corporation was acquired by Parker Hannifin in 2019. His previous roles at Parker-LORD involved executive business management, technology, finance, sales, operations, customer engagement, business development, strategy, marketing, human resources, compliance and integration leadership.

Riggins’ career achievements were recognized with the STEP Award for Women in Manufacturing in 2013 and the Don M. Altstadt Innovation Award in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, an MBA from North Carolina State University with a major in innovation and supply chain management and a diploma in advanced management from the Booth School of Business Executive Education program at the University of Chicago. Passionate about children, education and seeking ever-increasing opportunities, Riggins is an active mentor and committed volunteer in her community. She holds three non-profit board positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

“I am thrilled to continue this adventure with Loparex,” says Riggins. “Loparex is a strong organization, and we have an exciting future as we continue to grow profitably and shape a strong and effective culture.”