SIG to appoint chief technology officer and chief supply chain officer
SIG today announces the appointment of Gavin Steiner to the Group Executive Board as chief technology officer, taking over from Ian Wood who becomes chief supply chain officer.
Gavin joins from Nestlé where he has spent 27 years, gaining extensive experience in R&D,
manufacturing, innovation and quality. He has been vice president Global R&D Packaging and
Technology since 2018. Prior to that he held various roles across the world including Operations and
technical director for the Eastern Southern Africa region, Global Confectionary R&D manager and
operations director for South Korea. As chief technology officer at SIG, his goal will be to further
expand the Company’s leading position in sustainable packaging technologies and materials following
the acquisitions of Evergreen Asia and Scholle IPN. Gavin has both Swiss and South African citizenship
and will be based at SIG’s headquarters in Switzerland. He will join SIG on 1 April 2023.
Following the enlargement of the business, Ian Wood resumes the role of chief supply chain officer
which he held from 2018 to 2020. Ian will be responsible as a Member of the Group Executive Board
for global supply chain, procurement and production of SIG’s expanded product offering of bag-inbox, spouted pouch and chilled carton together with aseptic carton.
Samuel Sigrist, CEO, said: “I am pleased to welcome Gavin to the Group. He brings highly relevant
experience and valuable customer perspective from his previous roles at Nestlé. I thank Ian for his
significant contribution as chief technology officer and I look forward to continuing to work with him
in his role as chief supply chain officer.”