Steering Committee

The association’s charter determines our organisational structure. Our Steering Committee bears the primary responsibility for our strategic direction. It is led by its President, who is elected by the general assembly of members. The Steering Committee also appoints the General Manager.

The Steering Committee is made up of the chairpersons of the product and working groups and of up to five additional members who are subsequently selected by the Committee. The General Manager implements the decisions of the Steering Committee and members, and is also responsible for day-to-day management.

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Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen Roland Strassburger

Roland Straßburger


Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA

Christian Claes

Christian Claes

Vice President


Dr. Christoph Strubl

Vice President

Strubl GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Bresele


allvac Folien GmbH

Bernhard Borgardt

Bernhard Borgardt

Past President

Frank Busch

SENSOPLAST Packmitteltechnik GmbH

Volker Erdle

Volker Erdle


Dr. Gerd Fricke

PEKU Folien GmbH

Dr. Helen Fürst

Fürst GmbH

Vorstand Grueters

Oliver Grüters

Boxon GmbH

Hikmet Kalkan


Andreas Koehnen

Andreas Köhnen

RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz GmbH

Sebastian Kremer

silver plastics GmbH & Co. KG

Georg Pescher

Georg Pescher

ALPLA Werke Lehner GmbH & Co. KG

Andreas Schubert Mauser Packaging

Andreas Schubert

Mauser-Werke GmbH

Oliver Wiegand

Oliver Wiegand

PET-Verpackungen GmbH Deutschland


Dr. Martin Engelmann

Dr. Martin Engelmann

General Manager
+49 (0)6172 92 66 76

Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen Team Mara Hancker

Mara Hancker

Managing Director Communication
+49 (0)6172 92 66 66

Dr. Isabell Schmidt

Dr. Isabell Schmidt

Managing Director Circular Economy
+49 (0)6172 92 66 64


Sabine Wagner

Sabine Wagner

Assistant General Manager / Managing Director Circular Economy
+49 (0)6172 92 66 72

Andrea Adam

Andrea Adam

Assistant Managing Director Communication / Economics
+49 (0)6172 92 66 67

Yvonne Kramer

Yvonne Kramer

Project Management Circular Economy & Communication
+49 (0)6172 92 66 79

Dr. Fang Luan

Dr. Fang Luan

Consumer Affairs and Quality Management
+49 (0)6172 92 66 77

Torben Knöß

Torben Knöß

Technical Affairs
+49 (0)6172 92 66 20

Maren Horz

Environment & Sustainability
+49 (0)6172 92 66 60

Kerstin Meggert

Kerstin Meggert

Assistant Consumer Affairs and Quality Management / Technical Affairs
+49 (0)6172 92 66 65

Irina Bremerstein

Managing Director RAL-Gütegemeinschaft Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen e.V.
+49 (0)6172 92 66 26


General Meeting
Steering Committee
Communications / Public Relations
Technical Affairs
Circular Economy
Consumer Affairs and Quality Management
Interdisciplinary Activities

Horizontal Committees and Working Groups

  • Executive Committee Environment and Sustainability
  • Executive Committee Food Contact
  • Executive Committee Public Relations
  • Working Group Bioplastics
  • Working Group Corporate Responsibility & Compliance
  • Working Group Quality Assurance
  • Technical Committee Rigid Containers
  • Department of Films
Product Groups, Working Groups

Industrial Films and Packagings

  • Working Group Initiative Light & Safe

Multilayer and Monofilms for Food Packaging

  • Working Group Printed Polyolefin Films
Initiative ProStretch
Plastic Bottles

Packaging Cups and Trays for Food Packaging

Drums and Canisters
IBC-K (Intermediate Bulk Containers)
FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers)
Closures and Injection-
moulded Packaging
Pharma Packaging

PET Forum in the IK

  • Working Group PET Preform and Bottle Manufacturers
  • Working Group PET Recycling
  • Working Group PET Public Relations

EPS Packaging and Moulded Parts

  • Working Group EPP


Affiliated organisations and committees
  • RAL- Committee of Quality Plastics Packaging for Dangerous Goods e.V.
    • Committee of Quality Rigid Containers
    • Committee of Quality FIBC
    • Committee of Quality Plastic Bags
    • Committee of Quality IBC-K
  • ICPP International Confederation of Plastics Packaging Manufacturers
  • EFIBCA European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association
  • Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland (ERDE)
  • Forum PET Europe
  • EuPC Technical Committee
  • „Packaging for Dangerous Goods“
  • EuPF Working Group “Product Testing and Standards”
  • RAL-Gütegemeinschaft Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen  e.V.