SIEGBURG, Germany — Printing inks provider Siegwerk announced a change of business responsibilities within its board of management. Herbert Forker, CEO and former President Canada, USA and Latin America, has taken over responsibility for India, China and Southeast Asia from Ralf Hildenbrand, who in return has assumed Forker's responsibilities for the Americas. 

During the past 10 years, Hildenbrand developed a successful growth strategy for Asia and its sub-regions and led the region to its current level of performance. Given the strategic importance of Asia, it was determined to be a wise move to have these now maturing regions report directly to the CEO, while at the same time leveraging Hildenbrand’s experience in organization and business development for the Americas. By combining Canada, United States and Latin America under one roof as the Americas Region, Siegwerk will be better able to facilitate future learning across the entire region.

Hildenbrand will also continue to drive the global development of Flexible Packaging in his role as Global Flexible Packaging Business Unit Coordinator – as well as leading the Global Technology team including Sustainability, Circular Economy, Product Safety and the Brand Owner Collaboration.

Continuing as board members in the current roles are Dr. Oliver Wittmann, CFO, and Dr. Jan Breitkopf, President EMEA.