Just grabbed lunch with my relatives who live in North Carolina and who currently are on a trip from Big Sur to Napa.
Marc Noël (pictured here with his wife Cecile) is my cousin and has immigrated to the US 30+ years ago to start the US operations for his dad’s (my uncle) family business (a variety of products made through extrusion of foam materials). Ever used those fun noodles in your pool? Tube insulation? Mouldings? Yeah, that was my uncle.
One of the most successul spin-off companies emerging from the group is Nomacorc (Noel Marc Corc), which in less than 20 years got to own 14% market share in the world’s wine closure industry, with 60% share of the synthetic closure market. They sell over 2 billion closures every year. Whenever I’m opening a bottle of wine at home in Berlin and see a Nomacorc closure, it makes me smile.
Always a pleasure to hear about Marc’s journey as a serial entrepreneur. I’m really proud of what he has achieved and he told me about his next move that appears to be another big one.