ALPLA expands its board

Two new board mem­bers for tech­no­logy and operations

Hard, 25 June 2018 – Two new mem­bers will join ALPLA’s board of manage­ment from 1 July: Klaus All­gäuer will become the new Chief Tech­no­logy Officer (CTO), while Walter Ritzer will become Chief Ope­ra­tions Officer (COO).
Until now, the ALPLA board con­sisted of CEO Gün­ther Lehner, CCO Nicolas Lehner and CFO Georg Früh. Now, Klaus All­gäuer is joi­ning the manage­ment team as CTO with Walter Ritzer joi­ning as COO.

With these changes, we are taking proac­tive steps with regard to the genera­tional shift at the top level of the com­pany. We are also estab­li­shing an appro­priate manage­ment and orga­ni­sa­tional struc­ture in order to remain well posi­tioned in the highly dynamic market in the future and ensure the growth of our com­pany,’ exp­lains CEO Gün­ther Lehner.

Expe­ri­enced experts for new manage­ment areas
Klaus All­gäuer has already been working for ALPLA for 28 years. As Director Cor­po­rate Tech­nics, he was respon­sible for pro­duct and tech­no­logy deve­lo­p­ment from 2003 to June 2018. As Chief Tech­no­logy Officer, All­gäuer will manage pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment inclu­ding all tech­nical cen­tres as well as the ‘Rese­arch, Deve­lo­p­ment and Inno­va­tion’ unit.

Walter Ritzer has been working at ALPLA since 1997. The 47-year-old recently managed the EBM (extru­sion blow moul­ding) busi­ness unit. In his new role as Chief Ope­ra­tions Officer, he will be respon­sible for ope­ra­tional acti­vi­ties, inclu­ding logistics, qua­lity assurance and ope­ra­tional excellence.

More infor­ma­tion about ALPLA:

About ALPLA:
ALPLA is one of the leading companies in plastic packaging. Around 19,300 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 176 sites across 45 countries. ALPLA also operates recycling plants at three locations with an annual capacity of 65,000 tonnes of food-grade rPET. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, engine oils and lubricants. ALPLA celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

Addi­tional infor­ma­tion for editors:
ALPLA, Alex­andra Dittrich (PR & Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions), Tele­phone +43 (0)5574 602 1083,
Pzwei. Pres­se­ar­beit, Werner F. Sommer, Tele­phone +43 (0)699 1025 4817, email