Mauser Packaging Solutions’ board of directors has appointed Mark Burgess as CEO and a director of the company, effective immediately.
Kenneth Roessler, who has served as CEO since 2017, is retiring at the end of the year. He will continue to work with the company in an advisory role.
In 2018, Packaging firms Bway, Mauser Group, National Container Group (NCG) and Industrial Container Services (ICS) unified to create Mauser Packaging Solutions.
Roessler originally joined Bway in 2000, where he served in a number of roles including as president and CEO of the company for over ten years.
Commenting on his retirement, Roessler said: “I want to thank my fellow directors and all the employees of Mauser for providing me with the opportunity to serve you as Mauser’s CEO. The board has made an excellent choice in handing over the reins to Mark Burgess, who brings a wealth of management experience across a broad range of manufacturing companies.”
Prior to this appointment, Burgess has previously held the position of CEO at Diversey, global provider of hygiene technologies and services to food and beverage, healthcare, and institutional customers.
He has also served in the leadership post at Signode Industrial Group, Graham Packaging Company and Anchor Glass Container Corporation.
“Ken Roessler, his team and their more than 11,000 employees have done excellent work in combining and building several companies to create Mauser Packaging Solutions,” said Burgess.
“I am excited to expand on Ken’s initiatives in sustainability and delivering high-quality packaging solutions, while developing new ways to deliver reliability, innovation and value to our customers.”
James Fordyce, chairman of the board of Mauser Packaging Solutions, added: “Mark is an experienced and outstanding executive who has successfully led multiple manufacturing companies during his distinguished career.”
He continued: “It has been a pleasure working with Ken. He has built Mauser into one of the world’s largest rigid packaging companies. We greatly appreciate the contributions made by Ken during his years of service as a leader of the industry.”
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