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Rutger Jansen named Contiweb CEO

January 31, 2019
By PrintAction Staff
Rutger Jansen

Rutger Jansen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Contiweb, effective January 1, 2019, succeeding Bert Schoonderbeek who recently announced his retirement from the position.

During his tenure as CEO, Schoonderbeek played a “pivotal role in establishing Contiweb as an industry leader” and driving the expansion of the company’s offering in the digital market along with the label and packaging sector, the company says. Most recently he successfully oversaw the formalization of Contiweb’s independence on its 40th anniversary, from Goss International.

Despite his retirement as CEO, Schoonderbeek will remain a member of the management board on a part-time basis as the Chief Business Development Officer.


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“With 24 years of service as CEO to Contiweb, Bert is an industry icon,” says Rick Hoffman, Partner of American Industrial Partners, the owner of Contiweb. “His tireless and inspired leadership has led Contiweb through tremendous growth and piloted the route to Contiweb’s independence. Bert has pushed the company’s entry into new markets, including labels and packaging, while also investing in areas that will continue to be highly valued by our customers.”

Jansen first joined Contiweb in 1990, when the company was known as Stork Contiweb, and served as Director of Sales and Service prior to the Goss International acquisition in 2004. During Goss International’s ownership, Jansen held various positions and was promoted from Director of Customer Service to Service Director EMEAR. In his most recent Sales Director role, Jansen was responsible for the development of go-to-market and sales strategies, crafting new business opportunities and building the support network for customers and OEM partners.