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Lars von Kantzow

Lars von Kantzow

President & CEO

Imagine the determination and drive needed to become fluent in a 3rd language and learn the fundamentals of business at the same time. Lars von Kantzow did just…

President & CEO

Imagine the determination and drive needed to become fluent in a 3rd language and learn the fundamentals of business at the same time. Lars von Kantzow did just that when he enrolled in the business school of the French-speaking University of Geneva, Switzerland with only 3 years of high school French under his belt. By the end of his first year, he was fluent in French – both spoken and written. His demonstrated commitment, initiative and drive to persevere, has served Lars well throughout his career.

A native of Sweden, Lars was fascinated by American culture, sports and people at an early age, so it was no accident that he joined US-based Procter & Gamble in brand marketing after attaining his degree in Business Administration.

Career growth and development led Lars to Swedish Match and later to become Pergo’s president and CEO for North America, where he is credited with taking the company from a start-up to one of the most recognized brands in the global flooring industry.

Lars spent the last 10 years combining his interest in wine and business as President and CEO of Nomacorc where he is attributed with establishing Nomacorc as the single largest selling brand of wine closures in the world.

When not at work, you can find Lars spending time with his family, enjoying a glass of wine, traveling, or cheering on the Carolina Hurricanes. (He’s an avid hockey fan!) Lars and his wife, Elisabeth, have two grown children: Christian in Raleigh, and Anna, in Stockholm, Sweden.

John Wojcik

John Wojcik

Vice President of Operations

If you are looking for someone who can offer a perspective on topics varying from geological periods to jet engine igniters, you’ve found your man in John…

Vice President of Operations

If you are looking for someone who can offer a perspective on topics varying from geological periods to jet engine igniters, you’ve found your man in John Wojcik.

A native of New Jersey, John has a BA in Geology from Rutgers University and an MBA from Cleveland State University with an emphasis in human resources. This unusual combination and more than 30 years of experience in Supply Chain roles for a variety of companies makes John an interesting conversationalist and potential trivia rival.

John joined Nomaco in 2016 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to becoming part of our team, John spent nine years at our sister company, Nomacorc, in a variety of roles progressing to Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain. Throughout his career, he has held various positions in Operations and Supply Chain management for global manufacturing companies including Moen faucets, L’Oreal/Lancôme cosmetics and Schering Plough pharmaceuticals.

Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his family and attending almost any sporting event, particularly Carolina Panthers and Hurricanes games. John is a huge Carolina Hurricanes fan, also known as a Caniac.

Having spent the last 25+ years in the Carolinas, he and his family call NC home. John and his wife, Barbara, have two grown daughters, Victoria and Meredith.

Jerilyn Meckler

Jerilyn Meckler

Vice President of Talent & Culture

If you need someone to energize the workplace, Jerilyn is ready to lead the charge.  An adventure-loving rollercoaster fanatic who has been hang gliding, zip lining…

Vice President of Talent & Culture

If you need someone to energize the workplace, Jerilyn is ready to lead the charge.  An adventure-loving rollercoaster fanatic who has been hang gliding, zip lining and alligator handling, Jerilyn enjoys trying new things.

That interest in new skills plays well in Jerilyn’s role as VP of Talent and Culture as she frequently finds herself meeting new people, learning about a broad spectrum of functions and thinking about new possibilities. While she admits to being high energy and “wired to go,” she is happy to sit down and listen to associates. Jerilyn enjoys teaching others and helping them achieve their goals.

In addition to her role at Nomaco, Jerilyn also teaches part-time for Duke University, serves on the Board for the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Advisory Board for the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management.

Originally from Niles, Ohio, Jerilyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Ohio University and a master’s degree in Labor and Human Resources from Ohio State University.

When not at work or teaching, Jerilyn loves to cook, spend time with family and friends, and travel.  She has visited 42 of the 50 states in the US as well as 11 countries.  Jerilyn has a daughter currently attending Ohio University, a son in high school and two dogs at home.

Christophe Theunissen

Christophe Theunissen

Vice President of Sales

Christophe could be described as the prize Nomaco won from a Belgian King, or perhaps Christophe won Nomaco as the prize, but indeed he came to the…

Vice President of Sales

Christophe could be described as the prize Nomaco won from a Belgian King, or perhaps Christophe won Nomaco as the prize, but indeed he came to the US to intern for Nomaco on a scholarship awarded by the Prince Albert Foundation.

Once with Nomaco, Christophe developed a passion for solving challenges with foam. Nearly 30 years later, that passion, combined with his interest in meeting new people and building relationships, plus his desire to learn something new each and every day makes Christophe the perfect sales leader for our business.

The variety of Christophe’s market interactions keeps things interesting as he may be learning something new about auto glass, fitness, recreation, or really anything on a given day. For, him, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

When not at work, Christophe enjoys spending time with his family, waterskiing or sailing when they can. He and his wife, Anne, have three children: Sebastien, Thomas and Claire.

JP Hill

JP Hill

President, Nomaco Innovations

A self-described pragmatist who does not quit, JP is a future thinker with the end goal in mind.  At 19, he determined that majoring in Economics and Chinese Studies…

President, Nomaco Innovations

A self-described pragmatist who does not quit, JP is a future thinker with the end goal in mind.  At 19, he determined that majoring in Economics and Chinese Studies would set him on the right path. Three years later he was fluent in Mandarin and understood the world’s economy.

Today, he’s leading our new product and business development activities as President of Nomaco Innovations. In this role, he has full P&L responsibilities for Nomaco Innovations and is part of Nomaco’s Executive Team.

Prior to joining Nomaco Innovations, JP lead DuPont’s North American probiotics business.  He spent the better part of a decade with Dupont, where he steadily moved up in roles and responsibilities by commercializing innovations in Crop Protection and Nutrition & Health.

A life-long learner, JP is taking on French as his latest language acquisition. He also enjoys learning from history by delving into biographies of American presidents and famous figures from the past.

Originally hailing from the West Coast, JP was born in Montclair, California and grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Willamette University in Oregon and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Duke.

When not in the office, you’ll probably find JP spending time with his family.  He and his wife, Leanne, have three young children.  They enjoy paddle boarding and outdoor fun.

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