Flint Group appoints new Technical Director, Flexible Packaging for EMEA

Stuttgart 4th April 2017.   In a move that proves Flint Group has ambitious plans for its Flexible Packaging business in Europe, Middle East and Africa, they announce today the appointment of Dr Pablo Steenwinkel as EMEA Technical Director, Flexible Packaging.

Dr Steenwinkel joins Flint Group on May 1st 2017 from Avery Dennison, where he is currently R&D Director for Europe and member of their European Leadership Team. With a strong background in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and with his key area of expertise in polymer chemistry related to inks, coatings and adhesives, he brings a passion for success and team collaboration to this crucial position.

Commenting on the new member of her Leadership Team, VP of Sales & Global Strategy for the Flexible Packaging business, Dagmar Schmidt said “Dr Steenwinkel will be responsible for the Technical Management Team in Europe; a key role that will drive our ambitious product development and technical service excellence strategy. Our customers, and indeed their customers, expect a seamless partnership with Flint Group. Our team must therefore be experts in the technology of our products and, equally importantly, agile in our interaction with and response to our customers and their needs. Dr Steenwinkel is extremely well qualified to support these goals and we are delighted that he is joining us”

Dr Steenwinkel is a Dutch national and a graduate of the University of Leiden where he gained an MSc in Organic Chemistry, and the University of Utrecht where he gained his doctorate in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

About Flint Group:
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com

Source: Flint Group