ALPLA North Ame­rica announces new General Manager

Appoint­ment of top US busi­ness unit leader, Dr. Andreas Reger

Hard/Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – ALPLA, Inc., a global manu­fac­turer of rigid plastic pack­a­ging for a wide range of con­sumer pro­ducts, announced the appoint­ment of Dr. Andreas Reger as its General Manager, respon­sible for all acti­vity at the US unit of seven­teen manu­fac­tu­ring operations.

Andreas Reger comes to ALPLA with 27 years of busi­ness unit lea­dership and deve­lo­p­ment expe­ri­ence in the auto­mo­tive, equip­ment manu­fac­tu­ring, and injec­tion moul­ding industries.

According to Philipp Lehner, former North Ame­rica General Manager and now Global CFO, “We are quite pleased to wel­come Andreas to ALPLA. He brings a unique port­folio of growth, and lean suc­cesses through the use of change manage­ment, stra­tegy deve­lo­p­ment, and busi­ness diver­si­fi­ca­tion, both in his lea­dership roles and as an expert con­sul­tant. His back­ground aligns well with our plans to expand beyond our already gro­wing pre­sence in the US market.”

Throughout his career, Andreas Reger has held pro­gres­si­vely respon­sible com­mer­cial and ope­ra­tions roles:

  • Pre­si­dent and CEO, Dürr Ecoclean (auto­mo­tive and indus­trial clea­ning and sur­face pro­ces­sing equipment)
  • Pre­si­dent, Poll­mann North Ame­rica (Austrian-based sup­plier of injec­tion and insert-moulded components)
  • Busi­ness Seg­ment Manager, Sie­mens VDO/Continental AG

Dr. Reger earned a BA-International Busi­ness Admi­nis­tra­tion from the Fach­hoch­schule Wies­baden (Ger­many), a MBA from Colo­rado State Uni­ver­sity, and a Doctor of Busi­ness Admi­nis­tra­tion from the Law­rence Tech­no­lo­gical Uni­ver­sity (Michigan). He also holds a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, and speaks three lan­guages (Eng­lish, German, and Spanish).

More infor­ma­tion about the com­pany:

About ALPLA:
ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 20,800 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 178 sites across 46 countries. 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, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.
ALPLA operates its own recycling plants: PET Recycling Team with a site in both Austria and Poland, and in the form of a joint venture in Mexico. A collaboration with FROMM/Texplast in Germany has been in place since July 2018.

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