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Syntegon Technology appoints Dr Michael Grosse as Chief Executive Officer

Posted on February 03, 2020
  • Dr Grosse will assume office on March 1, 2020
  • Current CEO Dr Stefan Koenig to leave Syntegon Technology
  • Further addition to Syntegon Technology’s management team: Dr Walter Bickel becomes Member of the Executive Board

Waiblingen, Germany—Syntegon Technology, a globally leading supplier of processing and packaging technology, appoints Dr Michael Grosse as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Most recently, Michael Grosse was a member of the Management Board of Tetra Pak. He has relevant leadership and management experience in the international mechanical engineering industry, particularly in the areas of process and packaging technology for the food industry. Michael Grosse joined Tetra Pak in 2003 and was, among other things, responsible for expanding the global services business. Furthermore, he is an expert for new product development and process technologies. Thanks to his many years of experience, he has built an extensive network and close relationships within the food industry. Before joining Tetra Pak, he held several management positions in the automotive industry. Michael Grosse will take up his post on March 1, 2020.

He will succeed Dr Stefan Koenig, who spent a total of 24 years working for the Bosch Group, ten of which at Syntegon Technology, or Bosch Packaging respectively. Since 2017, he has been leading the company as CEO. In 2019, he was in charge of the company’s spin-off from Robert Bosch GmbH and its subsequent sale.

"We are very pleased to have won Dr Michael Grosse, an extremely experienced and successful manager, for Syntegon Technology. Almost two decades of management experience in the packaging machinery industry and an international industry network are excellent prerequisites to further advance the successful development of Syntegon Technology. At the same time, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr Stefan Koenig. He has done Syntegon Technology a great service – under his leadership, the company has not only become independent but also more profitable and more competitive," says Marc Strobel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Syntegon Technology.

"I am very much looking forward to my new position at Syntegon Technology. Because of its high standards in quality as well as its long tradition, Syntegon Technology is an outstanding company in the packaging industry. Together with the Syntegon Technology team, I will particularly focus on further improving customer satisfaction and profitability," says Dr Michael Grosse. "In addition, we want to offer our customers even more innovative and sustainable packaging solutions in the future and make full use of the opportunities offered by digitalisation".

In addition to the change at CEO level, Dr Walter Bickel will be appointed as a further Member of the Executive Board of Syntegon Technology as of March 1, 2020. In his new position, he will be responsible for driving the Group’s transformation process forward decisively. Dr Walter Bickel has many years of leadership experience in top management positions within the mechanical engineering and automotive industry. He is a renowned expert in the implementation of holistic profit improvement programs, business model restructuring and leveraging additional growth potential. Between 2014 and 2018, he was CEO and CFO of the international foil manufacturer Treofan. Previous positions also include his role as COO and subsequently Member of the Supervisory Board of robotics manufacturer KUKA as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maillefer Group.

About Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen (Germany), has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. More than 6,100 employees at 30 locations in more than 15 countries generated a total revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2019. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules). In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery as well as packaging solutions for dry foods (e.g. bars, bakery products and coffee), frozen foods and dairy products.

Region: Germany
Job Function: Chief Executive Officer

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