New leadership reins at Schubert North America
Beginning in January 2018, Rainer DallaRosa (right in photo) will be taking over the management of Schubert North America (gerhard-schubert.com) in Charlotte, NC. He succeeds Fritz Kipfer, who will be leaving the German market leader in top-loading packaging machines at his own request after 16 successful years in order to devote himself to new activities back in Canada. As the president of Schubert North America, DallaRosa has been strengthening the Charlotte team since September 1, 2017, being responsible for sales and service. In North America, the packaging machine manufacturer is now represented with locations in Charlotte, Dallas and Mississauga, Canada.
With DallaRosa, the company is gaining a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience in the packaging and food industry. For the past nine years, the graduate electrical engineer has worked in senior management positions at Bizerba. As a vice president, he was responsible for the engineering division between 2008 and 2014. Beginning in 2014, he headed up the industrial dfivision at Bizerba North America. With a strong focus on sales, marketing and service, he successfully drove the business development for Bizerba in North America.
“We are delighted that Rainer DallaRosa joins the Schubert team. With his experience, he is ideally positioned to support us in our growth plans for North America,” affirms Marcel Kiessling, managing director for sales, service and marketing of Gerhard Schubert GmbH Verpackungsmaschinen. North America is one of the most important growth markets for the machine manufacturer from Crailsheim, Germany.
“More and more customers in North America rely on our flexible, high-performance TLM packaging machines,” says Marcel Kiessling. “Food and confectionery manufacturers in particular have recognized that they can make their secondary packaging processes much more efficient through automation, and that our machines also support their business success over the long term thanks to their high-level flexibility.”
Fritz Kipfer played a decisive role in the current market success of the Schubert Group in the American and Canadian markets. Since 2001, the native Swiss has been continuously expanding the North American market for Schubert. In 2006, he took over the position of Managing Director for Schubert Packaging Automation in Canada, and in 2015, he became CEO for the new Schubert North America Headquarters in Charlotte. “We would like to thank Fritz Kipfer for his outstanding achievements, and look forward to continued friendship with him,” states Gerhard Schubert, the company's managing director and company founder, who first hired Fritz Kipfer.