After a transition period with his predecessor Herbert Forker, Dr Nicolas Wiedmann has assumed full responsibility as Siegwerk's new CEO.
Wiedmann joined Siegwerk on January 1, 2021, and has been intensively involved with the company since then. He continues to drive its most recent strategic transformation to become a circular and digital packaging company. He will accelerate the company’s growth with new business models beyond the traditional printing inks.
Wiedmann plans to maintain a globally and well-suited network and wants to strengthen Siegwerk’s customer-focused approach through flexible and innovative processes as well as new digital services. Additionally, Wiedmann will prioritize its circular economy ambitions and support Siegwerk’s customers in mastering this challenge.
‘From the very first moment I got to know Siegwerk, I was impressed how motivated, innovation-friendly, and forward-looking the company and its employees are,’ said Wiedmann. ‘The track record of Siegwerk over the last years is remarkable while always remaining true to itself. I would like to continue this course for growth and discover new opportunities – for Siegwerk and its customers.’
One of the critical strategies for Siegwerk is the company’s ambitious plans for a sustainable future.
‘The circular economy is a major transformational force affecting every industry,’ added Wiedmann. ‘Siegwerk is well-positioned to respond to this by providing solutions that will help customers eliminate waste and the continual use of the world’s valuable resources.
‘Inks, coatings, and substrates are the closely interrelated components of packaging. We will only succeed in mastering the challenges of achieving a circular packaging industry together with our customers, suppliers, employees, and other industry partners. From the standpoint of innovative new applications, Siegwerk can make a significant contribution. I am very much looking forward to these important and exciting challenges.’