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Tomra Sorting's ceo Stefan Ranstrand was listed as a major innovator

Various recycling entrepreneurs were celebrated for being the ‘best ceo’ in their field – out of 41 global pioneers – at the European CEO Awards 2018.

Stefan Ranstrand, ceo of materials separation technology firm Tomra Sorting, was named ‘best ceo’ in the sustainable resource management industry at the European CEO Awards. Besides, Henning Gramann of GRS Services won the title best ceo in the ‘international ship recycling’ category.

Åke Paulsson, founder of rubber recycling firm EcoRub, was named the best ceo in the ‘sustainable products and manufacturing’ category. Also, Harald Friedl of Dutch eco-business accelarator Circle Economy took home the first prize in the ‘sustainable consulting’ category. Another entrepreneur that received top honours was Luca de Meo of car producer Seat, who won in the ‘sustainable automotive’ category.

The UK-based business publication European CEO established the annual awards ten years ago to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs with ‘exceptional qualities in terms of leadership, vision, and character’. The awards has a total of 41 categories.

Accepting the award, Tomra’s ceo Stefan Ranstrand said: 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. I’m privileged to lead Tomraand will continue to do so with a renewed focus on achieving a more circular economy and safeguarding the future of the global food supply.’

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