Syntegon appoints vice president of product management and strategy

German-based packaging and processing solutions group Syntegon has appointed Dr Silke Blumer as its Vice President Product Management and Strategy, reports Neill Barston.

The 34 year-old’s promotion to the role will see her take on managing the strategies and products of the worldwide food business of the global company, as it continues to expand its international presence.

Syntegon’s portfolio in this line of business encompasses standardised standalone machines, custom products, and system solutions engineered to enable the efficient manufacturing and high-quality packaging of food and confectionery products.

With Blumer at the helm, the company said it is set to train its focus on sustainable and flexible packaging solutions that provide maximum product protection and ease of use.

Silke Blumer had been Director Strategy and Marketing for Syntegon’s horizontal and secondary packaging product groups. She studied business administration at Ravensburg and Leipzig in Germany and at Santa Barbara, California, and Manhattan, Kansas, in the USA.

After a four-year stint with Daimler AG at Ravensburg she returned to the academic world in 2012 to pursue a doctorate at the University of St. Gallen, where she also served as Project Manager Market and Consumer Research. Earning that degree in 2016, Blumer then joined the Marketing Strategy and Market Research team Syntegon, at the time known as Bosch Packaging Technology.

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