He will succeed Dr Stefan Koenig, who spent a total of 24 years working for the Bosch Group, ten of which at Syntegon Technology, or Bosch Packaging respectively. 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. 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," says Marc Strobel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Syntegon Technology.
"I am very much looking forward to my new position at Syntegon Technology. Because of its high standards in quality as well as its long tradition, Syntegon Technology is an outstanding company in the packaging industry. Together with the Syntegon Technology team, I will particularly focus on further improving customer satisfaction and profitability," says Dr Michael 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 digitalisation".
In addition to the change at CEO level, Dr Walter Bickel will be appointed as a further 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 decisively. Dr Walter Bickel has many years of leadership experience in top management positions within the mechanical engineering and automotive industry. He is a renowned expert in the implementation of holistic profit improvement programs, business model restructuring and leveraging additional growth potential. 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.