Dr Peter Lechner new CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica

Dr Peter Lechner has been at the helm of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica as new CEO since May

Dr Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica. As planned, he takes over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s supervisory board as chairman. “Peter Lechner has many years of experience in the field of flexible packaging. He will continue on the positive path of Flexotecnica and achieve our ambitious goals,” says Christoph Müller, Flexotecnica supervisory board chairman and member of the executive board at Koenig & Bauer. Peter Lechner previously held leading positions at companies in Germany, the USA and the Czech Republic. In the coming years Flexotecnica will focus on making the best possible use of Koenig & Bauer’s strong service and sales network and even expanding its flexible packaging activities. The cooperation between the various business units at Koenig & Bauer has already proved its worth. Peter Lechner, CEO at Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica: “Our order books are full. This year a raft of presses we have sold will go into operation worldwide. Especially in the field of flexible packaging, our Evo series is in great demand.”

A strong team in Tavazzano 

From the left: Moreno Melegatti, head of technology; Joachim Barthelme, COO; Dr Peter Lechner, CEO; Stefano Squarcina, sales director; Giorgio Fantino, CFO; Stefano Magnone, technical director

Flexotecnica has improved the technological level of its presses over the past 18 months and now its existing product portfolio is expected to be expanded. A new press is to be introduced to the market by the end of this year. “I think we have a very strong team at Flexotecnica. The goal is, of course, to use these prerequisites in order to be able to implement the planned growth in the market,” says Lechner. Flexo printing is growing at an average rate of four to five percent worldwide, and in some regions even faster. Increased print quality, based on mature prepress and press technology, plays a key role here.