Board Converting News, June 15, 2020

Dietz Named New President Of Kolbus America/Hycorr


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Cleveland, Ohio based Kolbus America has announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. Dietz as its new President.

Kolbus America Inc. is a whol- ly owned subsidiary of Kolbus GmbH, headquartered in Rah- den, Germany. In his new role, Dietz will as-

sume overall responsibility for the Kolbus, Hycorr and Autobox product lines in North America. He will be responsible for all sales, service, and operations activities for Kolbus Amer- ica. Dietz succeeds Neal Horrigan, who is retiring. Jeff Dietz

“Please join us in welcoming Jeff to this important role in our company,” said Wil- fried Kroeger, President and CEO of Kolbus GmbH. “Jeff brings a wealth of broad expe- rience to our organization and our execu- tive team. We very much look forward to his leadership contribution in maintaining and growing Kolbus’ position in the luxury and corrugated packaging marketplace.” Dietz brings a valuable and diverse background to his new role at Kolbus. His most recent position was with Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) as VP of its Web and Spe- cialty Press division, where he had sales and service management responsibility for the organization’s flexible packaging, corru- gated, digital web print, metal decorating, and web offset business units. Prior to that role, Dietz held progressively advanced commercial positions for major European and American companies focused on print- ing and finishing in targeted packaging segments. He started his career working in a training program for a commercial web press manufacturer, where he was involved in all aspects of the business, including ser- vice and installation. Dietz holds a Bachelor of Science de- gree in Business from California Universi- ty of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Ohio University. He also has earned an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Advanced Management from Emory University in At- lanta, Georgia. Dietz currently sits on the Board of Di- rectors for the Flexographic Technical As- sociation (FTA) and is a member of the Leadership Advisory Group for the Associa- tion of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC).

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