Thomas Maiwald, 44 years old, is Engineer in food technology. From 2008 to 2016, Thomas held various positions within the METRO GROUP, first as quality manager and more recently as head of own brand packaging development for various sales lines. His main focus was the integration of packaging know-how, Shelf Ready Packaging and standards requirements into the own-brand processes. His understanding of the supply chain and of sustainability issues helped him in defining specifications and building up a network for knowledge transfer between retail and the packaging industry. Thomas has been speaking at several packaging congresses and seminars and became a recognised packaging expert within the German retail. He also chaired the EHI Retail Institute`s Packaging Committee for several years.
“We are very pleased that FEFCO will benefit from Thomas’ retail expertise and insights; his extended knowledge in packaging combined with his retail experience will greatly help FEFCO in demonstrating that Corrugated packaging is not an alternative but is the best packaging option” says Angelika Christ, Secretary General of FEFCO.