Metalquimia, technological benchmark in the manufacture of meat processing equipment, has made several changes in its corporate governance with the aim of boosting the company into a new business dimensión.
Metalquimia, technological benchmark in the manufacture of meat processing equipment, has made several changes in its corporate governance with the aim of boosting the Girona company into a new business dimension while taking advantage of the new opportunities arising from a rapidly growing and evolving global meat sector.
As of last July 1, changes have been made in the corporate structure of METALQUIMIA. The organizational changes have been based on the promotion of internal talent, the pillar on which this strategic shift pivots.
It is in this sense that Mr. Narcis Lagares, founder and main shareholder of the company since 1971, will now hold the position of Honorary President of the Metalquimia Group.
Mr. Josep Lagares, who has held the position of General Manager for the past 19 years and has been the main architect of the company’s growth over the past decade, will occupy the Executive Presidency (CEO).
Mr. Llorenç Freixanet, who has a profound knowledge of the company, where he has worked in all its different professional areas since 1987 and has held the post of Intelligence Manager for the past 16 years, will now occupy the position of General Manager, thereby assuming maximum responsibility for the daily operational management of the company.
At the same time Mr. Ricard Vilà, who has done high-impact work within the Intelligence Department, will take over as Manager of the same department to continue providing Corporate and Competitive Intelligence services to all organizational units within the company.
With these organizational changes, the Lagares family, which holds 100% ownership of METALQUIMIA, aims to strengthen its global leadership position, renewing its creative mechanisms to transform the way the world processes meat.
"This new corporative structure gives us a renewed momentum to continue providing solutions and technologies that improve the competitiveness of the global food industry", explained Josep Lagares, new Executive President of METALQUIMIA. In reference to the new responsibility entrusted to him, Lagares said: "The Executive Presidency will allow me to focus even more, if necessary, on the future strategy of the corporate group, promoting the search for new products and new businesses (Creativation), key points in the development of the company over the next 5-10 years, in order to deal with the exponential changes that are emerging within the global meat industry. "
Josep Lagares & Llorenç Freixanet