As of March 1, 2023, Hans Buehler, CEO of the Optima Group, will transfer responsibility for the business unit Optima Nonwovens to Dr. Stefan Koenig, Managing Director of OPTIMA packaging group GmbH. Dr. Koenig takes over the responsibility of all associated nonwovens units worldwide.
"With this decision, we are enhancing intensive cooperation between all units that supply machines and services for the consumer goods market. Dr. Stefan Koenig can draw on a wealth of specialist and management knowledge. The positions and tasks of the managing directors of Optima Nonwovens, Dr. Georg Pfeifer and Oliver Rebstock, will remain unchanged", explains Hans Buehler.
Since March 2021, Koenig has been a member of the Optima management board and is responsible for the Consumer and Life Science business units as well as corporate sustainability. Before Koenig joined Optima, he had held senior management positions for over 20 years, including four years spent in Asia. In his last position, Koenig was CEO at a globally active company.