Gerresheimer has appointed Dr. Lukas Burkhardt (38) to its Management Board and who will assume responsibility for the Primary Packaging Glass Division.

“In Lukas Burkhardt, we gain an outstanding leadership personality as a valuable addition to the Gerresheimer Management Board.

"He will be able to contribute his diverse international experience from a variety of industries to the Primary Packaging Glass Division,” said Dr. Axel Herberg, Chairman of Gerresheimer’s Supervisory Board.

Dr Burkhardt studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, where he also obtained his PhD. He began his career at Audi in Ingolstadt.

From 2007 to 2014, he held various managerial positions within the Rieter Automotive Group, now the Autoneum Group, including six years in China and India.

Most recently, he was in charge of all Asian plants as Head of Operations Asia. In 2015, he became Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group Management Board of the international Franke Group.

There, he was responsible for production at more than 30 plants around the world as well as for logistics, procurement, and process engineering and partly product engineering.

Gerresheimer’s management board comprises of Christian Fischer (CEO), Rainer Beaujean (CFO), Andreas Schütte (Plastics and Devices Division) and Lukas Burkhardt (Primary Packaging Glass Division).