Vetter, the contract development and manufacturing organization that specialises in aseptic manufacturing, has appointed Oliver Albrecht as a managing director effective from 1 April 2015. Albrecht replaces Max Horn, who left the company in June 2014.

Albrecht has more than 20 years of experience managing international, medium-sized listed companies both as a managing director and as chief financial officer (CFO) in a wide variety of industries including banking, automotive, and mechanical engineering. In recent years, Albrecht held the position of CFO at SHW AG headquartered in Aalen, Germany, and was also as an independent consultant for mid-sized companies.

"We undertook a rigorous selection process to identify the right person to help lead our company forward," said Udo J. Vetter, chairman of the company’s Advisory Board and member of the owner family. "Oliver’s vast experience in a variety of industries, combined with his deep knowledge of achieving operational and financial excellence will be a tremendous asset to Vetter."

In his new role as managing director, Albrecht will be responsible for two of the eight company divisions, the first of which is comprised of Finance, Controlling and IT. The second division includes Corporate Development, Legal and Corporate Compliance.

Peter Soelkner and Thomas Otto, Vetter’s two managing directors added, "We are happy to have this managing director position filled with someone having the background that Oliver Albrecht offers. We are pleased to assist our new colleague in any way possible to make his start at Vetter both promising and productive. We wish him success in his new position."