"We thank Hans for his 35 years of hard work and dedication in developing W&H's North American market. His leadership, technical knowledge, and customer-first attitude has been integral in establishing W&H as an industry leader," said Peter Steinbeck, managing director of the Windmöller & Hölscher Group in Germany.
Deamer has held long-term board positions with the FPA and other organizations and given numerous presentations on flexible packaging as well as flexographic and gravure printing at many industry forums.
Current VP, Andrew Wheeler, has been appointed to take over leadership. "We are happy to have Andrew Wheeler at the helm. He's been with WHC since 1988 and is very well connected in the industry," Steinbeck said.
Wheeler led the team that built the company's extrusion business from nothing to more than $50 million annually. Since 2001, Wheeler has been VP of W&H. He is also a new member of the FPA board and previously served on the board of SPI.
Klaus Kleemann will become the VP of Sales and Javeed Buch will become VP of Service. Both Buch and Kleemann are engineers and have been in management capacities at W&H for more than a decade.