SIG, announces the appointment of Gavin Steiner to the group executive board as a chief technology officer, taking over from Ian Wood, who becomes chief supply chain officer.
Gavin joins from Nestlé, where he has spent 27 years gaining extensive experience in R&D, manufacturing, innovation, and quality. He has been vice president global R&D packaging and technology since 2018. Prior to that, he held various roles across the world, including operations and technical director for the Eastern Southern Africa region, global confectionery R&D manager, and operations director for South Korea. As chief technology officer, SIG, his goal will be to further expand the Company’s leading position in sustainable packaging technologies and materials following the acquisitions of Evergreen Asia and Scholle IPN. Gavin has both Swiss and South African citizenship and will be based at SIG’s headquarters in Switzerland. He will join SIG on 1 April 2023.
Following the enlargement of the business, Ian Wood resumes the role of chief supply chain officer, which he held from 2018 to 2020. Ian will be responsible as a member of the group executive board for the global supply chain, procurement, and production of SIG’s expanded product offering of bag-in-box, spouted pouches, and chilled cartons together with aseptic cartons.
Samuel Sigrist, chief executive officer, said, "I am pleased to welcome Gavin to the Group. He brings highly relevant experience and valuable customer perspective from his previous roles at Nestlé. I thank Ian for his significant contribution as a chief technology officer, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his role as chief supply chain officer.”