Oliver Bruns to be appointed as the new head of the Greiner Foam Division

Greiner AG, Greiner Foam

With effect from 1 July 2020, Oliver Bruns (38) will assume the management of the Greiner Foam Division. In this function he follows Michael Schleiss, who after 18 years with Greiner, is to take well-earned retirement.

Kremsmünster, 24. March 2020. Greiner CEO Axel Kühner is clearly well pleased with this new appointment, “With Oliver Bruns we have added an internationally experienced executive to Greiner’s top management, who owing to his long-term experience in the plastics industry is capable of successfully guiding the planned growth course of our Foam Division.”

The business management graduate Oliver Bruns started his professional career in the Bayer Group, where he was largely active in the Plastics Division and also spent several years in Asia and Central Europe. Over the years he then occupied various managerial posts in the packaging industry and in his last appointment served as the CEO of the Edelmann Group, a family-owned, German enterprise, which is a leading packaging manufacturer and has locations in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

Oliver Bruns, “I am greatly looking forward to soon becoming a member of the Greiner team and heading a respected organization such as Greiner Foam. The company stands for customer orientation, quality, innovation and sustainability, which are all characteristics with which I can identify fully. I am also eager to become acquainted with Greiner Foam’s excellent team and together with Harald Wallner begin our shared pursuit of the company’s growth path.” On a personal level, the designated CEO of Greiner Foam is married and has two children.

Following a transitional period, Michael Schleiss, the head of Greiner Foam to date, will enter richly earned retirement. It is of note that during his 18-year career at Greiner, Michael Schleiss was the only person in the group’s more than 150-year history to very successfully head several divisions.

With 62 locations in 18 countries, Greiner Foam numbers among the leading produc-ers of special foams. In the 2018 financial year, Greiner Foam registered sales revenues of EUR 407 million (50% share in joint venture) and employed a workforce of over 2,700 (50% share in joint venture).