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Packaging giant Syntegon Technology appoints new CEO


February 3, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Syntegon Technology, a packaging supplier formerly known as Bosch Packaging Technology, has appointed Dr. Michael Grosse as its chief executive officer, effective March 1, 2020.

Most recently, 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.

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. Before joining Tetra Pak, he held several management positions in the automotive industry.

He will succeed Dr. Stefan Koenig, who spent a total of 24 years working for the Bosch Group, ten of which were Bosch Packaging (now Syntegon Technology). 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,” says Marc Strobel, chairman of the supervisory board 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.”

“Together with the Syntegon Technology team, I will particularly focus on further improving customer satisfaction and profitability,” says 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 digitalization.”

In addition to the change at CEO level, Dr. Walter Bickel will become a 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. Bickel has many years of leadership experience in top management positions within the mechanical engineering and automotive industry.

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.