Medtech and pharma packaging company Nelipak Corp. (Cranston, R.I.) announced today that Pat Chambliss has been named CEO.
As the company’s current president and COO, Chambliss brings an extensive track record of senior leadership experience in the packaging industry, including previous roles at Packaging Dynamics Corporation and Novolex.
Chambliss will succeed Roger Prevot as CEO. Prevot will continue in his role as chairman of the board of directors, a position he has held since the acquisition of Nelipak by Kohlberg & Company in July 2019.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Pat for many years, and his distinguished track record and strong professional and personal values make him an outstanding successor to lead Nelipak into the future,” Prevot said in a news release. “I am proud of the accomplishments we have achieved at Nelipak and I am excited to see continued success under Pat’s leadership.”
“I look forward to leading Nelipak into the next phase of its development with a continued drive to excellence in innovation, growth and operational execution,” added Chambliss.
Kohlberg partner Seth Hollander said Prevot has been instrumental in the creation of the current Nelipak and integration of the former European healthcare packaging business of Bemis Corporation.
“As a result of his vision, Nelipak is well-positioned to continue to execute upon transformational initiatives and drive continued excellence,” Hollander said. “As president and COO, Pat has been instrumental in leading day-to-day operations including initiatives which position the business for future growth through internal investment and strategic acquisitions. Pat’s promotion to CEO is a natural progression that reflects his successful leadership at Nelipak. We are excited for him to step into the CEO role and lead Nelipak through its next phase of growth.”