Vienna, Austria – Constantia Flexibles is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephan Kühne (52) as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board. He will join the flexible packaging and labels group on August 22, 2016, and succeeds former CFO Peter Frauenknecht.
Stephan Kühne is currently CFO of Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG, the leading manufacturer of savory snack foods in Europe, with an annual turnover of 2.3 billion euro, 28 manufacturing sites and 8,500 employees.
“Constantia Flexibles and the company’s shareholders are bringing on board an experienced and proven international CFO, with a diverse industry background, covering manufacturing, services and consumer goods,” said Alexander Baumgartner, Constantia Flexibles CEO. “We wish Stephan success in his new role and look forward to his support in advancing our global growth strategy.”
Stephan Kühne has been CFO and Managing Director of Intersnack Group in Düsseldorf, Germany, since 2011. He is responsible for all finance-related topics, human resources, non-commodity procurement, legal, IT, as well as governance, risk and compliance. From 2002-2011, he was Member of the Executive Board and CFO of the international trade fair company Deutsche Messe AG in Hannover, Germany. In 1992, he started his career at the mechanical engineering group Klöckner-Werke AG in Duisburg, Germany, as Assistant to the Chairman and Head of Economics department. He then moved to the USA in 1995, carrying out different finance roles. He was promoted to CFO of plastic foil specialist Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc. in Gordonsville/VA, USA, in 1999.
Stephan Kühne is a graduate in business administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He is married and has three children.
In addition to the CFO appointment, Constantia Flexibles announces that Gerold Riegler, Management Board Member and currently Chief Operating Officer (COO), has become Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with immediate effect. The new CTO role better reflects Gerold Riegler’s management responsibilities for capital expenditure, asset and quality management, research and development, as well as health and safety.
Constantia Flexibles is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging products and labels. The Group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries. In total, Constantia Flexibles has over 3,000 customers and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. The company produces at 54 sites in 23 countries.