Gerresheimer: Management Board expansion

Andreas Schtte (47) has been appointed to the Management Board of Gerresheimer AG with effect from 1 May 2009. Within the Gerresheimer Management Board, Schtte assumes responsibility for the Plastic S…

Andreas Schtte (47) has been appointed to the Management Board of Gerresheimer AG with effect from 1 May 2009. Within the Gerresheimer Management Board, Schtte assumes responsibility for the Plastic Systems Division, which comprises Gerresheimer Wilden GmbH and the Business Unit of Gerresheimer Plastic Packaging. Gerresheimer Wilden develops and produces highly innovative systems and system components for customers in the pharma industry, and the fields of diagnostics and medical technology. The Plastic Packaging Business Unit produces standardized system packaging for pharmaceutics. The Plastic Systems Division has production plants in Europe, America and Asia and achieves the highest growth rates in the Gerresheimer Group. Schtte previously occupied various management positions in international companies, such as example Hydro Aluminium, and was most recently CEO of the Siteco Group. The following continue to be members of the Management Board: Axel Herberg as chief executive officer, Max Raster with responsibility for the Tubular Glass Division, Uwe Rhrhoff with responsibility for the Molded Glass and Life Science Research Divisions and Hans-Jrgen Wiecha as chief financial officer. Gerresheimer employs around 10,000 people in 42 locations in Europe, America and Asia. In the financial year 2008, worldwide sales totalled EUR 1.06 billion. The product portfolio ranges from pharmaceutical vials made of glass and plastic through to complex drug-delivery systems for the pharma & life science industry. These include sterile syringes, inhalers and other system-based approaches for safe dosage and application of medications. The Group enjoys a leading position in markets that are characterized by high technical and regulatory barriers.