Christian Pum, CSO of Engel Holding GmbH in Schwertberg, Austria, has resigned from his position and will leave the company at the end of this year to work in a different industry. Dr. Christoph Steger, formerly Vice President for Engel’s packaging business unit, has been appointed as the new CSO.
Pum joined Engel in 1991 and has been CSO since 2006. During his time as CSO, Engel says that he has made a significant contribution to the firm’s global success. “We thank Mr. Pum for his great achievements and his commitment,” said Dr. Peter Neumann, CEO of Engel Holding. “We regret to inform you of his departure, but of course we respect his decision and wish him good luck and all the best in his new challenges.”
Dr. Christoph Steger takes over all responsibilities from Christian Pum effective immediately. Mr. Steger joined Engel at the beginning of 2012. During his time at the helm, the group’s packaging operations have experienced substantial continuous growth.