Vetter’s top management team is being strengthened. As of June 1, 2008, Peter Soelkner will be heading a number of divisions at the Ravensburg-based company, which specializes in the filling of prefilled injection systems. His new tasks will include Global Key Account Management, Corporate Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. Soelkner will be joining the current Managing Directors Max Horn and Thomas Otto in handling company business.

Thanks to his 10 years in sales, Peter Soelkner has extensive experience with the international pharmaceutical and biotech industries that he will be bringing to his new position. Soelkner’s previous post was as Vice President Global KAM at Stedim Biotech, USA. His tasks there included managing the successful merger of Sartorius and Stedim to form Sartorius Stedim Biotech. Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG is already familiar with Peter Soelkner’s work. Prior to his posting abroad, he was employed from 2003 to 2007 as Director of the Key Account Management at Vetter. He managed the implementation of the “End to End Supply Chain Organization” concept at Vetter, thus attaining an “Operational Excellence Class A” certification for the company within a record time of 11 months.

Peter Soelkner began his career at Sartorius AG in 1992 and moved to Sartorius North America in 1998. While working at Sartorius, Peter Soelkner held a number of international management positions, notably in Research and Development, Marketing, Key Account Management and General Management. The graduate in Chemical Engineering (Dortmund Technical University) also holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York.

“Peter Soelkner is our candidate of choice,” says Max Horn, Managing Director at Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG. “He has the necessary experience in international management and a great deal of expertise in the pharma and biotech industries, plus he is already completely familiar with the structures and products of our company. This makes him the perfect man for us.”

“We are really looking forward to welcoming Peter Soelkner on board,” adds Thomas Otto, the other Vetter Managing Director. “Together, we will continue on the successful course we have set.”