Matik Inc. ( a distributor of European converting, packaging and printing machinery in North America, has appointed Steve Leibin president of the company. Previous president Wolfgang Ripper has transitioned into the chief executive officer position.

Leibin has been in the packaging industry since 2001. At Matik, he has progressed from area sales manager to his current position as president. Leibin is responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day management of the company.

Ripper has served in varied capacities in the converting, printing and packaging industries for more t han 40 years. Starting as a technician, he progressed to technical manager, general manager and president of Matik, to his current position as CEO.