Sanner completes management team

Bensheim, February 23, 2021 – Sanner, manufacturer of pharmaceutical primary packaging and medical technology products, has further expanded its management team. As of February 1, 2021, Oliver Baumann holds the position of Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Together with CFO Claudia Tonhäuser and CEO Asia-Pacific Ralf Tiemann, he completes the team headed by Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet, Managing Director of the Sanner Group.

Despite the Corona crisis, Sanner is set for further growth: “For the past year, we have been producing standard products such as desiccant closures and packaging for nutritional supplements in extra shifts,” says Managing Director Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet. “In parallel, we are further expanding our portfolio in the areas of digital health, smart packaging and medtech. To do this, we need a CSO with plenty of experience in international sales and in the medtech industry. Oliver Baumann has both – and is thus a perfect fit for Sanner’s strategic focus.”

New CSO Oliver Baumann

Sanner appointed Oliver Baumann as a new member of the management board as of February 1, 2021. Baumann, who has a degree in business administration, has been working in the pharmaceutical industry and its supplier industry for many years. After starting his career in consulting, he quickly took on management positions at the technology group Schott AG, which also supplies the pharmaceutical industry with innovative glass containers. Baumann’s responsibilities there included international innovation management. Most recently, he was VP Sales at DWK Life Sciences GmbH. At Sanner, Baumann assumes responsibility for sales in Europe, the U.S. and India, as well as for global marketing and product management.

finance, controlling, purchasing and IT. Both Tonhäuser and Baumann report to Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet. The latter joined the company in the summer of 2019 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for production, development and quality and assumed the position of CSO on an interim basis. At the beginning of 2020, he took over the management of the entire Sanner Group. “With this new appointment, we are ideally positioned for a bright future,” says van Vliet. “We are looking forward to offering or developing many innovative products together with our existing and potential customers.”

Oliver Baumann completes the management team of the Sanner Group: On February 1, he assumed the position of CSO. Dr. Johannis Willem van Vliet joined Sanner as CTO in summer 2019 and became Managing Director of the Sanner Group in 2020. For many years, CFO Claudia Tonhäuser has been responsible for finance, controlling, purchasing and IT. About Sanner Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare products. The world’s leading manufacturer of desiccant closures and effervescent packaging solutions, Sanner produces four billion plastic parts each year for standard and customized packaging solutions. With 575 employees in Germany, China, Indonesia, India, Hungary, France and the U.S., the company generated annual sales of approx. 85 million euros in 2019. For further information:

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