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Siegwerk announces board changes for Americas, Asia


December 5, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

Siegwerk, a global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has announced a change of business responsibilities for its Board of Management. Herbert Forker, CEO and former President Canada, USA and Latin America at Siegwerk, has taken over responsibility for India, China and South East Asia from Ralf Hildenbrand, who in return has assumed responsibility for the Americas from Forker.

During the past 10 years, Hildenbrand developed a successful growth strategy for Asia and its sub-regions and led the region to its “current outstanding level of performance with dedicated teams serving customers with best-in-class solutions and services,” the company explains. “Given the strategic importance of Asia, it is an obvious move to have these now maturing regions report directly to the CEO — while at the same time leveraging Ralf Hildenbrand’s experience in organization and business development for the Americas,” according to a release from the company.

By combining Canada, the United States and Latin America under one roof as the “Americas” region, Siegwerk says it will be better able to facilitate the future learning exchange across the entire region.

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Hildenbrand will also continue to drive the global development of Flexible Packaging in his role as Global Flexible Packaging Business Unit Coordinator, as well as leading the Global Technology team including Sustainability, Circular Economy, Product Safety and the Brand Owner Collaboration.

Continuing as Board members in the current roles are Dr. Oliver Wittmann, CFO, and Dr. Jan Breitkopf, President EMEA.