Dr Silke Blumer has been vice president of Product Management and Strategy at Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, in Beringen, Switzerland, since April 1. In this role, the German is tasked to manage the strategies and products of the worldwide food business of the global company specializing in process and packaging technology.
Syntegon’s portfolio in this line of business encompasses standardized standalone machines, custom products, and system solutions engineered to enable the efficient manufacturing and high-quality packaging of food and confectionery products. With Blumer at the helm, Syntegon will redouble its focus on sustainable and flexible packaging solutions that provide maximum product protection and ease of use.
Blumer had been director of Strategy and Marketing for Syntegon’s horizontal and secondary packaging product groups. She studied business administration at Ravensburg and Leipzig in Germany and Santa Barbara, California, and Manhattan, Kansas, in the USA. After a four-year stint with Daimler at Ravensburg, she returned to the academic world in 2012 to pursue a doctorate at the University of St Gallen, where she also served as project manager Market and Consumer Research. Earning that degree in 2016, Blumer then joined the Marketing Strategy and Market Research team Syntegon, at the time known as Bosch Packaging Technology.