Rudolf Wehrli Elected RKW Supervisory Board Chairman

Dr. Rudolf Wehrli, new Chairman of the RKW Supervisory Board. Wehrli supports the Board of Management, especially regarding the implementation of the Strategy 2025.

Change in the Supervisory Board of the RKW Group

Frankenthal, July 3, 2017 - Dr. Rudolf Wehrli took over the Chairmanship of RKW's Supervisory Board, thus following Hansjakob Müller who resigned from this position for reasons of age after more than 14 years. He in turn is being followed by the Berlin-based lawyer Andreas Lang, the grandson of the company founder Jakob Müller.

In his new position, Wehrli will support RKW's Executive Management Board in its consistent implementation of the company's Strategy 2025. The Swiss manager, who has been a member of RKW's Supervisory Board for ten years, can draw on comprehensive strategic know how. The Doctor of Philosophy and Theology, whose career began with McKinsey & Company, headed the Silent Gliss Germany GmbH and was the CEO of Gurit-Heberlein AG from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Wehrli has numerous mandates, amongst others, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Clariant AG since 2012.

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The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world's foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW's sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the fiscal year 2016, RKW generated total sales of EUR 902 million. About 3,000 employees process 380,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan "When excellence matters", the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company's success.

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