Jeannette Thull new CSO and managing director at CreapaperPORTFOLIO NEWS
Thull takes a key role for the next development steps at Creapaper. The company famous for supplying sustainable grass fibre as a raw material has in recent months been working increasingly hard on promoting sales of its own grass paper products. “I am used to thinking in portfolios and see grass paper as having huge potential in major segments such as tissue, service packaging and single-use products – and therefore for making those segments more sustainable”, says Thull.
Thull was at Aldi Süd until 2017, where she became Central Purchasing Director for Germany in 2011 and sat on the board of management from 2003. At Creapaper, Thull is now seeking to drive forward strategic product ranges and a set product portfolio for national and international key accounts.
Willi Mannheims from the venture capital investor eCAPITAL believes Thull is the perfect choice for CSO.
We are very pleased that Jeannette Thull is now supporting Creapaper with her extensive retail experience in the relevant target segments. With its strategic range of products, Creapaper can now reach out more effectively to the retail product sector to scale CO2-saving grass paper solutions internationally.
Willi Mannheims (Managing Partner, eCAPITAL AG)
Creapaper already markets grass paper products as an ecological alternative to chemical wood pulp products and plastic products affected by an EU ban.
Hennef-based Creapaper GmbH uses a patented process to produce an alternative raw material for the paper and packaging industry based on grass, saving up to 75% of its CO2 emissions during production and reducing water consumption from 6,000 liters to 2 liters per ton without the need for chemistry.
With pellets made from grass fiber, Creapaper supplies an alternative raw material that can be used instead of pulp from fresh fibers (wood) or waste paper in paper production. Already now up to 50% of conventional wood or waste paper fibers can be replaced.
Creapaper has been awarded several times for its innovative and sustainable development of the new grass fiber, i.a. with the Start Green Award 2016, the KfW Award Founding 2017 and the IKU Innovation Award Climate and Environment awarded in 2018.
eCAPITAL is a venture capital firm that provides early to growth stage funding to technology companies in the fields of software & information technology, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, new materials and cleantech. Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL has a history of supporting entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Partnering with eCAPITAL means joining an international network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and potential partners. eCAPITAL is located in Germany, currently manages funds with over EUR 220 million under management and was lead investor of some very successful German exits like sonnen or Novaled.