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Manroland appoints new CEO

April 29, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

Mirko Kern.

Manroland Sheetfed welcomes Mirko Kern as its new CEO. Kern succeeds Rafael Penuela, who now assumes the chairmanship of the Manroland Sheetfed Group.

Penuela (64) joined Manroland in 1992 and headed the Manroland Sheetfed group since 2012, when the business was acquired by the current owner, Langley Holdings. Prior to that he held several senior management positions within the formerly listed Manroland AG.

Kern (51) joins Manroland from DC Druck Chemie Group, where he has been managing director since 2016.


The appointment to the top job at Manroland Sheetfed will be something of a home-coming for Kern. He began his career with the former Manroland AG in 1989 as an apprentice, going on to hold various positions across the organization before leaving to join Druck Chemie in 2011. He became managing director of the print chemicals group in 2016.

Concurrently Simon Wolf, general manager of Druck Chemie Germany, steps up to managing director, Druck Chemie Group and Sebastian Seum, finance head at Druck Chemie becomes head of finance for Langley’s Print Technologies Division.

Anthony Langley, the parent group’s founder, said, “I am very pleased that it has been possible to undertake this transition with entirely home-grown talent. On behalf of the board and personally, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Rafael Penuela for his outstanding leadership of Manroland since we acquired the business in 2012 and to warmly welcome Mirko Kern to his new role as CEO. We wish him every success.”

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