Matik, a distributor of European converting, packaging and printing machinery in North America has appointed Steve Leibin president of the company. The previous president, Wolfgang Ripper has transitioned into the chief executive officer position and will work with Leibin.
Leibin has served within the packaging industry since 2001. During his time with Matik, he has progressed from area sales manager to his current position as president. Leibin is responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day management of the company.
‘Steve is a proven leader and will be instrumental in the company’s continued growth,’ Ripper said. ‘He provides the strategic thinking and experience required for the sustained success of our customers and business.’
Ripper has served in varied capacities in the converting, printing and packaging industries for more than 40 years. Starting as a technician, he progressed to technical manager, general manager and president of Matik, to his current position as CEO.
‘Wolfgang’s experience is invaluable to customers, the industry and Matik. I look forward to his continued guidance,’ Leibin said. ‘Matik is a diversified company serving many markets. With goals to significantly grow the company in the next five years, the owners are committed to investing in people and technologies to deliver exceptional products and service support to customers in North America.’