LUXEMBOURG - Flint Group announced that Claudio Labbe, President, Flint Group Latin America, will retire from the company on July 1, 2012.

Labbe joined Flint Ink Latin America after the company’s acquisition of Rendic International in 1994. He was named Vice President for Flint Ink Latin America South in early 2000. During his tenure with Flint Ink, Labbe started up operations in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. In 2004, he was named Vice President for Sales and Marketing Latin America and in February 2008 was promoted to the position of President Latin America.

Adhemur Pilar, who has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager for Flint Group LATAM, will succeed Labbe. Pilar will continue to be based in Sao Paulo and will focus on further developing the Brazilian and Argentinean businesses.

Pilar joined Flint Group in 1999 in a General Management position in Brazil and was appointed Sales Director of Brazil after the acquisition of CQIB. In 2005, he was appointed General Director of Flint Group Brazil and was appointed VP of Operations in 2007.

In further organizational changes, Nestor Porto will be promoted to Vice President - Andean, Mexico and Caribbean Region and will report to Pilar. Based in Lima, Peru, Porto will continue with his existing responsibility for the Peruvian joint venture (TGV).