Landau, 04.09.2023 – Dr. Marc Sesterhenn (50) will be joining the Board of Progroup, the containerboard and corrugated sheetboard manufacturer, as Chief Operating Officer on 1 October 2023.
He will be responsible for operating and developing the family company's production sites as well as supply chain management.
“In appointing Dr. Sesterhenn, we’ve managed to recruit a highly experienced expert to join Progroup. We were very impressed by his expertise in managing operations at international companies. This will be a crucial factor that will help us be successful as we consistently implement our ambitious growth strategy,” says Maximilian Heindl, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Progroup AG.
Sesterhenn will join Maximilian Heindl and Dr. Volker Metz (CFO) in continuing to drive forward the company's focus on being futureproof and in particular expand the company's technological leadership. He stresses: “Progroup is renowned for innovation, growth and sustainability. I’m really looking forward to getting to know my colleagues at each individual location, firmly establishing technological and cost leadership at each site and developing the company to benefit both customers and employees.”
Sesterhenn holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and has worked in executive roles for around 20 years. His most recent role was Managing Director of Operations at Rittal, the enclosure and system specialist. He has also worked at Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, where he was Executive Vice President of Operations and a member of the Board of Management. Since 2003, he has held various management positions at MAN Truck & Bus; from 2012 to 2016 he was the production director at MAN Truck & Bus Österreich AG.
Progroup AG, located in Landau, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of containerboard and corrugated board in Europe. Since it was founded in 1991 in Offenbach/Queich, the company has been pursuing a consistent growth strategy which, in addition to technological leadership, is also based on the use of innovative and environmentally friendly production technologies. Progroup operates production sites in six countries in Central Europe. These currently include three paper factories, twelve corrugated sheetfeeder plants, a logistics company and a waste-to-energy power plant. The company's second power plant is currently being constructed in Sandersdorf-Brehna near Leipzig. With 1,700 employees, the company generated sales of around 1.8 billion euros in 2022.