Dr. König holds a PhD in data mining and has been a member of the executive management since 2011. He oversees Technology (comprising Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality), the Confectionery & Food and Liquid Food business units, as well as Assembly Systems and Special Machinery. Dr. König succeeds Friedbert Klefenz (61), who is set to retire from Bosch Packaging Technology on June 30, 2017. Mr. Klefenz will provide consulting to Bosch until his retirement.
Upon joining the Bosch Group in 1998, Mr. Klefenz assumed leadership of the Pharma Liquid product group at Bosch Packaging Technology. He has been president of Bosch Packaging Technology since April 2002. "Friedbert Klefenz has played a key role for years in advancing Bosch Packaging Technology as a leading provider of packaging and process technology. He has also helped make the division more international. We want to thank Mr. Klefenz for his years of commitment to the company. We also wish Dr. König great success in continuing his predecessor's great work," said Dr. Werner Struth, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.
Dr. König has worked at Bosch since 1997. He has held various positions, including a stint in the Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector. In 2009, Dr. König transferred to the Bosch Packaging Technology division, where he initially oversaw the Assembly Systems and Special Machinery business unit.
Uwe Harbauer (52) will join the executive management of Bosch Packaging Technology on January 1, 2017. He will be in charge of sales. A mechanical engineer, Mr. Harbauer has worked for Bosch Packaging Technology at various sites in Germany and Switzerland since 2000. He will retain his current position as management spokesman for Bosch Packaging Technology's Pharma business unit.
Meanwhile, Klaus Albeck (57) will continue to be the member of the executive management responsible for finance and administration as well as IT coordination.