Changes at the top of Baldwin Technology see the appointment of two new global vice presidents – Steffen Weisser for operations and Peter Hultberg sales and marketing – effective from next month.
Weisser will be based at the Friedberg facility in Germany, while Hultberg, who will lead the company’s global marketing, sales and service functions, will be based at Baldwin’s plant in Arlov, Sweden. Both executives will report directly to Karl Puehringer, Baldwin’s president and chief executive officer.
Dr. Weisser (45) has been managing director of Baldwin’s German operations since September, 2007, having joined from textile and packaging machine manufacturer Georg Sahm. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Leeds University in cooperation with the University of Zurich.
Hultberg (42) is the son of the cofounder of Baldwin Jimek, of which he is managing director of that operation and has been part of the management team there since 1988. Baldwin acquired Jimek in October, 1995. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Lund, Sweden.
Weisser says recently-implemented facility consolidations of Baldwin’s European operations have significantly improved the company’s cost structure around the world. “We will continue to diligently work on product and process innovation and the competitiveness of our cost structure and processes.”