Austrian packaging manufacturer Schur Flexibles Group has appointed Thorsten Kühn as its new CEO.
Thorsten Kühn, the new CEO of Schur Flexibles Group
Kühn has over 20 years of experience in the packaging industry, and served as the CEO of Switzerland-based aluminium foil manufacturer Bilcare Research AG from 2011.
From 1998 to 2011, Kühn held several management positions at Klöckner Pentaplast, a developer of plastic films for the food, consumers goods and pharmaceutical industries.
Kühn served as the vice-president of the company’s European PET business and as the regional head of the company’s Asia division while at the company.
Commenting on his appointment, Kühn said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity of working in such an entrepreneurial environment. Schur Flexibles is fast, highly innovative, covers the entire value chain and provides customers with one-stop shopping.
“The company has written an impressive growth story since 2012 which we will take forward together.
“Recently, Schur Flexibles reinforced its position in the premium packaging solutions business for the confectionery and tea market through three acquisitions and will remain open for further acquisitions in the future.”
Thomas Unger, chairman of Schur Flexibles’ Advisory Board added: “Thorsten Kühn commands expertise that meshes ideally with our growth strategy:
In his various functions, he has proven his ability to lead companies to value-oriented growth – with a concentration on customer benefits, extensive internationalisation know-how, in the intelligent expansion of business models and with a holistic focus across functions on efficiency-geared production.”
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