WAIBLINGEN, GERMANY — Stefan König will become president of Bosch Packaging Technology (BPT) on Jan. 1, 2017. Dr. König holds a Ph.D. in data mining and has been a member of the executive management team since 2011. He oversees the technology division, which is comprised of engineering, manufacturing and quality sectors, the confectionery and food and liquid food business units, as well as the assembly systems and special machinery divisions. Dr. König succeeds Friedbert Klefenz, who is set to retire on June 30, 2017. Mr. Klefenz will provide consulting to the business until his retirement.
Upon joining Bosch in 1998, Mr. Klefenz assumed leadership of the pharma liquid product group at BPT. He has been president of the company since April 2002.
“Friedbert Klefenz has played a key role for years in advancing Bosch Packaging Technology as a leading provider of packaging and process technology,” said Werner Struth, a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. “He has also helped make the division more international. We want to thank Mr. Klefenz for his years of commitment to the company. We also wish Dr. König great success in continuing his predecessor’s great work.”
Dr. König has worked at Bosch since 1997. He has held various positions, including a stint in the Bosch mobility solutions business sector. In 2009, Dr. König transferred to the BPT division, where he initially oversaw the assembly systems and special machinery business unit.
Uwe Harbauer will join the executive management of BPT on Jan. 1, 2017. He will be in charge of sales. A mechanical engineer, Mr. Harbauer has worked for the business at various sites in Germany and Switzerland since 2000. He will retain his current position as management spokesman for BPT’s pharma division.
Meanwhile, Klaus Albeck will continue to be the member of the executive management responsible for finance and administration as well as IT coordination.