The Klingele Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, strengthens its management team with Carolyn Wagner as Managing Director Western Europe. In this position, the 50-year old will have responsibility for the business of the four corrugated cardboard plants in Germany as well as the sheet plants in Germany and the Netherlands. Ms Wagner was previously Managing Director of Deco Glas, a specialist in the finishing of packaging glass.
Carolyn Wagner studied packaging technology in Leipzig and has spent her entire working life in the packaging industry. She has 20 years of experience working in senior positions for packaging manufacturers, from Key Account Manager and Sales Manager to Managing Director. As Managing Director for the industryʼs largest company DS Smith, she had responsibility for the business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (German-speaking countries) with 20 manufacturing locations and a turnover of EUR 700 m. While working for the Swedish company SCA Packaging, she managed the sales, marketing and development for the packaging division within Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which was the best performing region of the group.
Since 2017, Klingele has been led by a five-member senior management board that makes decisions on strategic issues for Klingele Papierwerke. The goal is to establish a stronger position as a whole group, implement and execute innovations across the entire company more rapidly as well as to press ahead with internationalization.