Richard Moore is Chairman of RMRM Consultancy Limited, a Hong Kong company he set up in February 2014. Previously, he was CEO Metal Asia Pacific and Chief Corporate Development Officer for Ardagh Group. In this role, he was responsible for the Group’s existing businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, and for the development of new ventures in the region. As Chief Corporate Development Officer, he was at the same time responsible for R&D, M&A and market information for the Group. He was based in Hong Kong for two and a half years.
With an MA from Oxford, Richard went into consumer marketing and worked for several years in major food companies, including RHM, Rowntree Mackintosh, and Nestle. He joined Pechiney Food Packaging as Marketing Director in 1991 and has spent the rest of his career in packaging. He has held senior management responsibilities in metal, flexibles, capsules, rigid multilayer plastic, and glass.
At Pechiney Food Packaging, he played a major role in the merger of the metal packaging interests of Pechiney and Schrnalbach-Lubeca, which subsequently became Impress Group.
Following Pechiney’s acquisition of American National Can, he became Vice President Global Development for Pechiney Plastic Packaging and was responsible for the launch of the first single-serve plastic beer bottle, using ANC’s multi-layer plastic technology. In 2000, he was sent to China for two years to manage Pechiney Zhongshan Packaging, a flexible packaging joint venture.
He has specialized in innovation and marketing projects. Initially, he was responsible for new product development in chocolate confectionery for Rowntree Mackintosh Europe and Nestle. Later, he was R&D Director for Pechiney Flexible Packaging in Europe, and more recently, responsible for Impress’ and Ardagh’s R&D activity, and its R&D centre in France. In these positions, he helped establish a market knowledge centre for both Impress and Ardagh, the latter covering metal and glass.
In M&A, he was responsible for a number of acquisitions, including Alcan Sutton in the UK, which brought Impress into DWI technology, US Can Europe, Megasa in Spain, FiPar in Italy, Amcor Metal Packaging in Australia and New Zealand, a joint venture in Thailand, and aluminium aerosol market leader Boxal.
In July 2016, he was appointed to the Board Director of Suzhou SLAC Precision Equipment Limited, a listed China-based company, supplying high-end equipment to the metal packaging industry.
Richard has three grown-up children and lives near Paris, France. His main interests are learning Chinese and dinghy sailing.
Arthur M. Stupay
Arthur M. Stupay is founder and president of Tower Research, an investment banking and business analysis firm. He is a Senior Advisor (and former shareholder) of the public relations and investor relations firm of Dix & Eaton. He has been a consultant to a number of public companies, including BWAY Corporation, Waxman Industries, STERIS Corporation, and Olympic Steel, among many others. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at John Cabot University in Rome, offering a course in Comparative Economic Systems. Early in his career, he was an analyst in the Corporate Planning Department of American Can Company.
Tower Research provides counsel on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and capital-raising through venture firms and the public market. Tower is also involved in the assessment of the securities of public companies. Clients include companies in packaging, retail and industrial distribution, financial services, and polymers.
Mr. Stupay was a General Partner of Prescott Ball & Turben, which was acquired by Kemper Securities. He was an associate member of the New York Stock Exchange. He was one of the founders of the firm’s Institutional Department and was chosen as a member of the Institutional Investor Magazine’s All American Team of Analysts for 15 consecutive years, focusing on packaging companies. Later, Mr. Stupay headed a practice in the Corporate Finance Department, working on several Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). He is well-known among investors and executives in the packaging, metals, chemicals, food, beverage and consumer products industries.
Mr. Stupay is quoted on industry and stock market developments in the national press, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, and Fortune. He has spoken at many industry conferences and participated in business panels. His reports and analyses have been widely read by money managers in the United States and in the U.K.
Mr. Stupay was an instructor in economics and finance at the Wharton School of Finance and has lectured on corporate finance at New York University and City College of New York. He and his wife are active supporters of Cleveland arts organizations. He has served as president Ohio Chamber Orchestra and was chairman of the finance committee of the Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of Hiram College.