Ueli Utzinger, Group Senior Director Communication & Marketing, Gerresheimer AG
Duesseldorf, December 1, 2021 - Ueli Utzinger is to become Gerresheimer AG's new Group Senior Director Communication & Marketing as of December 1, 2021. He succeeds Jens Kürten, who is pursuing new opportunities after 12 years of successful marketing and communication work for the company.
Gerresheimer's strategic goal is to transform itself into a growth company that is positioned as a dynamic innovation leader and solution provider and acts like one - something reflected in the company's new visual presence and new corporate slogan "Innovating for a better life." Both were developed and rolled out in spring 2021 by a team led by the external marketing and communication consultant Ueli Utzinger. This successful relationship is now set to continue on a permanent basis, with Utzinger taking over as Gerresheimer AG's Group Senior Director Communication & Marketing as of December 1, 2021.
For the past 30 years, Utzinger has developed and successfully implemented marketing and communication concepts for international industrial and pharmaceutical companies, as well as financial service providers. In this context, he was also responsible for brand strategy, development and management for these companies.
Dietmar Siemssen, Chief Executive Officer of Gerresheimer, is delighted to have Utzinger on board: "Ueli Utzinger has supported our strategy process every step of the way and actively shaped its development. He has shown himself to be a dynamic high performer and a source of valuable input. He will ensure that our customers, partners, investors, stakeholders and employees can see and experience our transformation process through active and creative communication activities."
Utzinger replaces Jens Kürten, who is leaving Gerresheimer to pursue new career opportunities after 12 years of successful marketing and communication work. Siemssen has these words for the departing head of marketing and communication: "Jens Kürten has done an outstanding job in the past 12 years. Thanks to his professional work, he has played a key role in making Gerresheimer one of today's globally leading providers of pharma, biotech and beauty solutions and products. The Management Board of Gerresheimer would like to warmly thank him for his achievements and wishes him all the best for the future, both professionally and personally."
To ensure a smooth transition, Kürten will remain at the company to support his successor until February 18, 2022.
Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharma, biotech, healthcare and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging and drug delivery devices. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence, focus on quality and customers. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 10,000 employees and generates annual sales of more than €1.4 billion. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.