Austrian rigid plastic packaging firm Alpla has appointed Dr. Andreas Reger as general manager for its United States operations, where the company runs 17 manufacturing units.
He is succeeding Philipp Lehner who took the position of global chief financial officer at the beginning of the year.
Reger has 27 years of leadership and development experience in the automotive, equipment manufacturing, and injection moulding industries.
“He brings a unique portfolio of growth, and lean successes through the use of change management, strategy development, and business diversification,” said Lehner welcoming Reger to the company.
Reger's background, he went on to say, “aligns well with our plans to expand beyond our already growing presence in the US market.”
Prior to joining Alpla, Reger served as president and CEO of Dürr Ecoclean, a Michigan-based automotive and industrial cleaning and surface processing equipment company.
He has also served as the North America president of Pollmann, an Austrian-based supplier of injection and insert-moulded components.
Reger holds a BA in international business administration from the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany, an MBA from Colorado State University, and a PhD in business administration from the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan.
He also holds a lean/six sigma green belt, and speaks English, German, and Spanish.