Providing a vast network of industry expertise and product know how, meet Coveris’ executive leadership team:
Jakob A. Mosser, CEO
Jakob A. Mosser has built an international career spanning over 30 years, holding several senior leadership roles ranging from General Manager to CEO (in the packaging industry among others) in both Europe and North America. In 2006, Mosser successfully restructured Unterland, resulting in a sale of the business to Mondi. After serving as CEO for the Consumer Flexibles Division of Mondi for several years, he founded Schur Flexibles and grew the company within 5 years to a European top 7 flexible packaging business with focus on the primary food, selected pharmaceuticals and tobacco markets. In 2016 Schur Flexibles was sold successfully to a US private equity fund and Mosser continued as the CEO of the company prior to joining Coveris.
Markus Petersen, Chief Finance Officer
Markus Petersen holds a German Diploma in Finance and International Management, as well as a PhD in Finance. His distinguished career began with the private equity firm Capiton as a Senior Investment Manager. He later served as the CFO for Schur Flexibles, a position he held for five years until the company’s sale. Before joining Coveris as CFO, Markus joined Aenova Group, a global leader in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and a portfolio company of BC Partners, as CFO.
Dennis Patterson, President Labels & Board
Dennis Patterson joined Paragon Labels in 1999 as Operations Director having held both finance and manufacturing roles in packaging and other product sectors. Highly recognised throughout the UK labels industry, Dennis progressed from Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Labels & Board to President in 2019. Now responsible for all European Labels & Board business activities, Dennis’ intimate knowledge of the industry will be key in further developing the business unit within the UK and in Europe.
Géraud-Marie Lacassagne, Director Human Resources
Geraud-Marie Lacassagne kicked off his HR career at The Dow Chemical Company where he was first exposed to extrusion and consumer packaging. After more than seven years in Europe and the USA, he decided to join Nespresso in a newly created role as Group HR Director, followed by an impressive almost 19 year long career at Coty, a global cosmetic company. Having first worked there in a European function, Geraud-Marie went on to lead HR on a global scale, before becoming one of the first to join the Vienna Headquarters team of Coveris, taking on the new challenge as Group HR Director.
Ulf Wienböker, Chief Technical Officer
Ulf Wienböker is a proven flexibles packaging expert with over 20 years' solid experience. He kicked off his career in R&D at 4P Packaging (Unilever) before working at Huhtamaki for over 20 years in several high-scale global management roles, followed by an assignment as COO at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging. Ulf holds a Masters in Chemistry and a PhD in Science.
Martin Davis, President Films
Martin Davis joined Coveris from Amcor in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for our former UK Food & Consumer Flexibles division. A graduate in Business Administration and Management, Martin has spent over 25 years in the packaging industry performing a range of leadership roles in both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Bernhard Mumelter, Innovation Director
Bernhard Mumelter started his career at Unterland Flexible Packaging AG as assistant group leader, application & development ‘consumer goods- and medical films’, working his way up to head of the application & development department. After the acquisition of Unterland by Mondi, he served as Director R&D Mondi Coatings & Consumer Packaging, responsible for R&D activities of a network of 9 plants across Europe and Managing Director of the R&D centre in Korneuburg/Austria. Before returning ‘to his roots’, he joined Schur Flexibles Group in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer and member of the board, responsible for groupwide R&D activities and technology investments as well as regulatory and patent affairs.
Christian Kolarik, President Flexibles
Christian Kolarik began his career in the global packaging industry over 20 years ago. With a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.), Christian’s first senior role in the sector began as Managing Director of Mondi’s Korneuburg plant. Moving on to CEO of Mondi Consumer Flexibles and then COO of Schur Flexibles Group, where he worked alongside many of Coveris’ current senior executives, Christian brings a winning combination of technical know how and business leadership to our Flexibles division.