Sanner completes management team
Despite the Corona crisis, Sanner is set for further growth: "For the past year, we have been producing standard products such as desiccant closures and packaging for nutritional supplements in extra shifts," says Managing Director Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet. "In parallel, we are further expanding our portfolio in the areas of digital health, smart packaging and medtech. To do this, we need a CSO with plenty of experience in international sales and in the medtech industry. Oliver Baumann has both – and is thus a perfect fit for Sanner's strategic focus."
New CSO Oliver Baumann
Sanner appointed Oliver Baumann as a new member of the management board as of February 1, 2021. Baumann, who has a degree in business administration, has been working in the pharmaceutical industry and its supplier industry for many years. After starting his career in consulting, he quickly took on management positions at the technology group Schott AG, which also supplies the pharmaceutical industry with innovative glass containers. Baumann's responsibilities there included international innovation management. Most recently, he was VP Sales at DWK Life Sciences GmbH. At Sanner, Baumann assumes responsibility for sales in Europe, the U.S. and India, as well as for global marketing and product management.
In Bensheim, Baumann joins long-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Claudia Tonhäuser to complete the top management of the Sanner Group headquarters. Tonhäuser has held the position of CFO since 2010, where she is responsible for finance, controlling, purchasing and IT. Both Tonhäuser and Baumann report to Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet. The latter joined the company in the summer of 2019 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for production, development and quality and assumed the position of CSO on an interim basis. At the beginning of 2020, he took over the management of the entire Sanner Group. "With this new appointment, we are ideally positioned for a bright future," says van Vliet. "We are looking forward to offering or developing many innovative products together with our existing and potential customers."
Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare products. The world's leading manufacturer of desiccant closures and effervescent packaging solutions, Sanner produces four billion plastic parts each year for standard and customized packaging solutions. With 575 employees in Germany, China, Indonesia, India, Hungary, France and the U.S., the company generated annual sales of approx. 85 million euros in 2019. For further information: www.sanner-group.com.
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