APK AG expands its Management Board with Dr. Jürgen Flesch, previously Evonik Industries

15. October 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

We would like to inform you today about a change in the management board of APK AG.

Dr. Jürgen Flesch, 48, is about to join the management board of APK AG, an innovative recycling technology provider based in Merseburg/Germany. He will take over responsibility for new technologies and technology projects from the speaker of the management board, Klaus Wohnig, and be nominated as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Flesch will work together with Klaus Wohnig and his colleague Mike Kaina (COO) in order to continue and strengthen the successful development of APK.

Dr. Jürgen Flesch is a chemical engineer and has many years of management responsibility in production, process technology and major projects for Evonik Industries AG and Degussa AG in Germany and abroad.

“APK and its namely partners are developing innovations with which polyolefins gained from plastic packaging waste can be reused in packaging again, using APK’s solvent-based Newcycling® technology. This is a challenge that no company can take alone,” says Klaus Wohnig. “Most recently, we expanded our existing partnership network, including MOL and other leading players in the plastics and packaging industry, by introducing Clariant and Siegwerk. Currently we are planning the first post-consumer recycling plant, applying the Newcycling® technology. It is the right time to expand our management team, especially with profound chemical and plant engineering expertise, in order to achieve our intended goals. I am very pleased that Dr. Flesch joins our management team. He is a very skilled and experienced manager, who will take advantage of his extensive experience and knowledge for his new task. I wish Dr. Flesch all the best for his new job and I look forward to a successful cooperation.”