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Two business units with new management Leadership change at Bosch Packaging Technology

  • Uwe Harbauer takes over Pharma business unit
  • Wolfgang Szczerba retires after 34 years at Bosch
  • Walter Häcki appointed Senior Vice President Packaging Services
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  • November 13, 2012
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Waiblingen – Uwe Harbauer (48) takes on his new position as Senior Vice President Business Unit Pharma at Bosch Packaging Technology in Crailsheim, Germany, on January 1, 2013. He replaces Wolfgang Szczerba (59), who retires after 34 years at Bosch. Harbauer himself will be succeeded as Senior Vice President Packaging Services in Beringen, Switzerland, by Walter Häcki (48). Häcki already moved to his new position on November 1, 2012.

Mechanical engineer Szczerba, who will celebrate his 60th birthday in January, started his career as development engineer in the Packaging Technology division back in 1981. In 2000, he became technical plant manager of the Crailsheim site, and since 2002 he has been responsible for Bosch Packaging Technology's Pharma business unit.

Harbauer with long-term sales and service experience
His successor Uwe Harbauer also graduated in mechanical engineering and started working for Bosch Packaging Technology in 2000. He draws on many years of experience as head of sales of the Pharma business unit, and as senior vice president in charge of customer service. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President Business Unit Packaging Services in Beringen, Switzerland.

Walter Häcki takes over Packaging Services business unit
Walter Häcki (48) already took on his new position as Senior Vice President Business Unit Packaging Services on November 1, 2012. Swiss-born Häcki graduated as trade merchant and, in 2000, started working for Sigpack Systems, which has been part of Bosch since 2004. He was head of supply chain management in Beringen, and member of the executive management in Budapest, Hungary. From 2008 to 2012, Häcki was responsible for Bosch Packaging Technology's Chinese locations in Hangzhou (Zhejiang province) and Chengdu (Sichuan province). Chee Kiang Kang has succeeded Häcki in China. Kang worked as site manager in Singapore and has gained experience as a product manager in Germany in preparation for his new functions in China.

Internationally experienced executives
On behalf of the executive management, Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology, thanked Wolfgang Szczerba for his commitment over the past decades. At the same time, he wished Walter Häcki, Uwe Harbauer and Chee Kiang Kang success in their new positions. “These appointments once again underline the long-term orientation of Bosch Packaging Technology. Both business units, as well as the entire division, will profit from long-term and international experience of their new managers,” said Klefenz.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,600 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7958 - November 13, 2012

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