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Packaging specialist kicks off year with new management team

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 12.01.2024

To mark the turn of the year, packaging specialist Karl Knauer from Biberach/Baden instigated a change on the management floor: CEO Michael Deronja, who had previously led the company jointly with Stefanie Wieckenberg, granddaughter of the firm’s founder Karl Knauer, left the company at the end of the year on personal grounds and returned to his home country. “I thank Michael Deronja sincerely for his dedication and wish him the best for his personal future,” commented executive partner Stefanie Wieckenberg on Deronja’s departure.

Nicki Eberle and Marco Manna are the two colleagues to have been appointed to the now three-member management team in his place. Eberle has been at Karl Knauer since October 2022, holding the position of Production Manager. As CEO, he will be responsible for all the company’s technical areas in future. Marco Manna has been employed at Karl Knauer since July 2020 as Head of Human Resources and Finances/Controlling and from now on, will be occupying the role of commercial director in the management trio. “I am looking forward to working with Marco Manna and Nicki Eberle and am certain that we will continue to successfully lead our family-owned company as a hard-hitting trio,” report Wieckenberg.

About the Karl Knauer Group

The core competences of the Karl Knauer Group are innovative packaging, promotional products, and gift packaging made out of cardboard, corrugated cardboard and paper, as well as engineering. With two sites in Germany (Biberach) and Poland (Pniewy), the company is a leading packaging provider. Customers from the branded products and service provision industry throughout Europe benefit from the company’s diverse skills and extensive production depth.

In dialogue with its customers, the company develops constructions that meet all demands on a piece of packaging – from protection and safety through to attractive presentation at the PoS. Karl Knauer offers specialised programmes comprising state-of-the-art packaging technologies for seven industry fields of competence: cosmetics/care, pharma/health, environment/nature, food/ agriculture, beverages, home/industry, and blister cards. In addition, intense research is conducted into innovations for the packaging requirements of the future: be these in the areas of smart packaging, convenience, product safety, counterfeit protection, finishing technologies or efficiency and sustainability.

Pictures: The new management trio: Stefanie Wieckenberg, Marco Manna and Niki Eberle. Source: Karl Knauer KG