Wendel and Constantia Flexibles are pleased to announce today the appointment of Alexander Baumgartner as CEO of Constantia Flexibles. Alexander Baumgartner will join Constantia Flexibles on October 1st 2015 at the latest.
After a transition period he will succeed Thomas Unger. As announced previously, Thomas Unger and Wendel had planned on such a move before the end of the year. Thomas Unger currently remains CEO and is fully empowered and supported by the Supervisory Board.
Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board of Wendel and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Constantia Flexibles said: “We are very pleased about the arrival of Alexander Baumgartner at Constantia Flexibles in Vienna. Alex has a strong and recognized experience in packaging. We are also pleased to have implemented a smooth transition with Thomas Unger, which creates an excellent environment for this great company to grow and develop over the coming months.”
Since 2010, Alexander Baumgartner is President for Europe of the Beauty & Home Aptargroup division, where he played a significant role in leading the Beauty & Home reorganization and in the development and implementation of a European manufacturing strategy. He began working for Aptargroup in the legacy Seaquist Closure business as European President in 2007. Alexander Baumgartner began his career in Austria in 1990 as Marketing Manager – Automotive Industry for PCD Polymere GesmbH within the OMV group. He then joined the Mayr-Melnhof Group in 1994 first as Marketing Manager and then as Sales Manager. In 2000, he became Chief Operating Officer for the STI Group – Gustav Stabernack GmbH in Hamburg, a position he held for seven years.
He graduated from Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.