After a three-month transition period with his predecessor Herbert Forker, Dr Nicolas Wiedmann has taken over the complete responsibility as Siegwerk’s new CEO. He joined on 1st January, 2021and has been exhaustively involved with the company since then.

Wiedmann continues to lead the company’s most recent strategic transformation to become a circular and digital packaging solutions company. He will further boost company growth with new business models beyond the traditional printing inks. Wiedmann intends to maintain a globally and well-suited network and desired to bolster the company’s customer-focused approach through resilient and cretaive processes as well as new digital services. In addition, he will prioritize the company’s Circular Economy ambitions and how to assist its customers in mastering this challenge.

“From the very first moment I got to know Siegwerk, I was impressed how motivated, innovation-friendly and forward-looking the company and its employees are the track record of Siegwerk over the last years is remarkable, while always remaining true to itself. I would like to continue this course for growth and discover new opportunities – for Siegwerk and for its customers,” mentioned Dr Nicolas Wiedmann.

One of the significant strategies is the company’s aspiring plans for a sustainable future. “The Circular Economy is a major transformational force affecting every industry. Siegwerk is well-positioned to respond to this by providing solutions that will help customers eliminate waste and the continual use of the world’s valuable resources,” stated Wiedmann.

As far as the company’s cooperation with customers and collaborators is concerned, Wiedmann will build on the long-haul relationships and the credible partnership that have always characterized the family-owned business. This close cooperation is the key to the company’s future viability: “Inks, coatings, and substrates are the closely interrelated components of packaging. We will only succeed in mastering the challenges of achieving a circular packaging industry together with our customers, suppliers, employees and other industry partners. From the standpoint of innovative new applications, Siegwerk can make a significant contribution. I am very much looking forward to these important and exciting challenges,” Wiedmann further added.

With Wiedmann taking over, the company forays into a new management era, while its values remain the same: quality, responsibility, openness, foresight, and commitment. The operations for the company in Asia are presided by Ashish Pradhan, president Asia, with Indian operations driven by Ramakrishna Karanth as the CEO.

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