WOLFERTSCHWENDEN, GERMANY – International packaging solutions manufacturer Multivac Inc. announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Christian Traumann will take over as group president and spokesman of the management team. Traumann will work on the company’s management team, which will be a joint effort involving three new directors, chief technical officer Bernd Höpner, chief operating officer Christian Lau and chief security officer Tobias Richter.
The transition will take place with one of Multivac’s group presidents, Guido Spix, leaving the company at the end of 2022. The company announced Spix is terminating his contract on Dec. 31, citing family reasons.
Per Mulivac’s supervisory board, it is setting up a group management format to bolster the company’s ongoing growth.
An employee of the company for 20 years, Traumann first began working for Multivac in 2002. He has served on the management team since 2008. He has worked with Spix in a dual leadership role since January of 2020, when the company made them group presidents.
“As the technology leader in the market, Multivac is able not only to offer complete solutions, but will also continue to set the trend,” Traumann said. “A long-term and trusting relationship with our customers will remain in future the focus of the Multivac Group. Our closeness to our customers, both now and in the future, forms the basis for the success strategy of Multivac. Something that I stand for with all my colleagues.”
The group president also stated he is “delighted” the company is filling its management positions from its own ranks, with the C-suite appointments of Höpner, Lau and Richter.
“This enables us to secure the continuity with our customers and business partners as the basis for further successful development of our business,” Traumann said.
Spix first joined the Multivac management team in 2009 as its technical director. Multivac cited his contributions, including the company’s production and innovation strategy, which has been a key part of its shift to becoming a supplier of complete packaging solutions. Per the company’s leadership, Spix will remain associated with Multivac and continue to offer support.
“The supervisory board greatly appreciates the many years of successful work and commitment by Guido Spix for Multivac, and it would like to express its thanks on behalf of all the company's owners,” said Elmar Fischer, chairman of the supervisory board. “We have complete respect for his personal reasons. We wish him all the very best for the future.”
With headquarters in Germany, the Multivac Group employs roughly 6,900 people worldwide. It has more than 80 subsidiaries, with representation on every continent.