RKW has appointed Dr. Manfred Bracher as vice president of its global business area hygiene and medical. Dr. Bracher took up his position on April 1, 2013, taking over the role from Roland Roth, CEO of the RKW Group, who continues to head up the global organisation.
Dr. Bracher has more than 20 years experience in the international plastics industry and an excellent reputation in the hygiene and medical sector. Tasked with leading the GBA Hygiene & Medical, Dr. Bracher says, “I am happy to have the opportunity to contribute with my experience in the plastic films sector to an industry leader such as RKW, and to supporting our customers in the future growth of the hygiene and medical business globally.”
In response to the strategic growth plan of RKW, Bracher says, “Building on the success of RKW and achieving the future growth goals is a challenge that excites me personally. I am confident that, together with my team, we will not only achieve our targets, but also bring RKW to the leading position in the global hygiene films and nonwovens market."
RKW is an international group of companies and is a world-class manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin films and nonwovens serving 5 distinct global business areas. The company employs over 3,000 people in 20 locations on 4 continents and achieved a turnover of over US$ 1 billion in the 2012 business year.