1988 Dr.Rainer started his career at the European R&D Packaging Department of Kraft Foods in Munich. He supported all major Kraft Foods brands and food categories as cheese, grocery, ready meals and bakery products. A major achievement was the move of all these key brands towards “Shelf-Ready-Packaging” concepts. 1994 Rainer joined Danone and build up the Central, Eastern and Northern Europe R&D Packaging Team. Beside development of Danone’s retail shelf icons, the integration of new Eastern countries into the Danone packaging and quality structure was priority. From 2000 to 2004 Rainer was leading Danone’s global productivity program in packaging. Focus was to support factories in emerging countries around the world with best packaging methods and practices. 2005 he became the Head of Packaging for FrieslandCampina to lead all development activities globally. His last project in 2015 for FrieslandCampina was the definition of the “Global Packaging Vision” and the resulting development program and roadmaps. October 2015 Rainer joined kp as Global Group Development Director Innovations for Food and Consumer Packaging Klöckner Pentaplast. Rainer is enjoying very much to support now the brand owners by his experience and global know how from the packaging industry side.
Global Group Director Innovations Food & Consumer Packaging