Siegwerk announces new CEO

Printing ink supplier, Siegwerk, has announce a new CEO with Dr Nicholas Wiedmann to replace Herbert Forker from March 31, 2021.

Forker has held the role for 21 years but has now announced his retirement.

Dr Wiedmann, a PhD physicist, has previously held senior management roles at Hella GmbH and Kautex Textron, a polymer processing company producing plastic packaging and other items.

In his experience, Dr Wiedmann has successfully built up innovation and product roadmpas, led merger and acquisition activities and introduced new customers and supply chain management strategies to ensure efficient and sustainable business growth.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join Siegwerk at such an important time in its long history as wel prepare the company, our our employees, our Siegwerkers, for the future,” Dr Wiedmann said.

“I plan on continuing this transformation process which Herbert Forker has led and to seize new opportunities in the dynamic packaging industry.

“I am looking forward to meeting our more than 5,000 Siegwerkers around the world soon and getting to know by new leadership team.”

Forker said he was honoured to have served the company for more than two decades.

“I am proud of what we all have achieved as a company,” Forker said.

“Successfully implementing our current strategy to be a circular and digital packaging solutions provider is an important step in remaining globally competitive.

“I wish Nicolas Wiedmann and the Siegwerk team all the best and will support him any way I can to ensure a smooth leadership transition and uninterrupted business delivery.”

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