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Stanislas de Castelnau retires after 23 years at Rapala VMC


Stanislas de Castelnau (below), Executive Vice President, Head of Operations, retired at the end of last month after a highly successful 23-year career at Rapala VMC.

Having started at the company back in 2001 as General Manager of Rapala VMC’s French hook factory (VMC Pêche SA), De Castelnau has for the past eight years been in charge of developing the group’s worldwide operations.

His work duties will be assumed by Tuomas Akkanen, Executive Vice President, Head of Group Supply Chain and Winter Sports, and Jean-Philippe Nicolle, Chief Operating Officer.

“I want to thank Stanislas for his strong contribution in managing the group hook business and in developing operations during his very successful career at Rapala VMC. His efforts during recent years has been instrumental in the successful implementation of our worldwide strategy, in particular in factories and working capital management,” said President and CEO Lars Ollberg.

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