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The Return of Kristof Verthé 

For many years, Kristof Verthé was a familiar face in the paper division at the VPK Packaging in Oudegem, Belgium. Until his wife accepted a job offer in Denmark last year. With their two daughters, Kristof and his wife began an adventure in Scandinavia, leaving VPK behind. Or so he thought. With the takeover of the Scandinavian Peterson Packaging, Kristof and VPK are once again working together. A happy reunion!

For many years, Kristof Verthé was a familiar face in the paper division at the VPK Packaging in Oudegem, Belgium. Until his wife accepted a job offer in Denmark last year. With their two daughters, Kristof and his wife began an adventure in Scandinavia, leaving VPK Packaging Group behind. Or so he thought. With the takeover of the Scandinavian Peterson Packaging, Kristof and VPK are once again working together. A happy reunion!

Kristof is a happy man. His move to Denmark ran smoothly, the kids are happy and speak with a mouthful of Danish. And since very recently, he is once more working for VPK, albeit in the Scandinavian branch of the company.

A win-win situation

As the continuous improvement manager, Kristof spends his time between sites in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. He analyses the situations in six different sites, supporting the teams and guiding management in the improvement process. ‘It’s a fascinating and challenging job where every day is different. Plus, I know VPK like the back of my hand. As a result, I’m able to instil the company philosophy here. A win-win situation. And a dream scenario for my wife and I because we are both thrilled with what we’re doing on a professional level.’

Growth opportunities within VPK

HR Director, Siebren De Schutter, has closely followed this transition and underlines the evolution within the company. ‘In recent years, VPK has been paying more and more attention to a sustainable career policy that’s tailored to the employee. The course taken by Kristof shows that we offer an enormous range of possibilities and opportunities. Internal mobility is very much a part of the culture at VPK!’