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Management Our Management Board at a glance

Portrait Natalie Mekelburger

Natalie Mekelburger

Chairwoman of the Board of Management

Has determined the strategic course of Coroplast as Chairwoman of the Board of Management and partner since 2006. Preserves the character and the structures of a family-managed enterprise with flat hierarchies and straightforward decision-making. Supports the entrepreneurial spirit within the company as guiding principle for the Coroplast management culture. Is committed to the continuous cultivation of human resources development. Promotes art, both within the company and in its environment, and sees Coroplast as a place of inspiration, not only as one of endeavour. Views digitisation as a management issue.

„We share the unbending ambition to always play a leading role in terms of quality, innovation and technology. Our vigorous customer orientation is underpinned by employees who are committed to the company in an exceptional way.“
Natalie Mekelburger (Chairwoman of the Board of Management)

Marcus Söhngen

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Managing Director Technical Adhesive Tapes

Has been a managing director at Coroplast since 2001. As businessman and engineer, has played a crucial role in the rapid growth of the enterprise. Is always in search of new technical solutions and has the courage to do things differently to the rest of the sector. Believes in the positive impact of humour, enjoying work, the effectiveness of informal one-on-one talks and, above all, the motivating power of common success.

„We retain the ability to think ‘out of the box’, maintain our competitive spirit and share the enthusiasm for what we do. In the end, our ability to surprise customers with unexpected solutions is the solid basis for our enduring success.“
Marcus Söhngen (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and Managing Director Technical Adhesive Tapes)

Torben Kämmerer

Managing Director Finance, Controlling and IT

After only five years at Coroplast, joined the management team in 2011. Is the tireless powerhouse driving the ongoing internationalisation and digitisation of Coroplast. Sees himself as an in-house service provider who strives to view processes from a holistic perspective in order to standardise and optimise them.

„Despite continual growth and internationalisation, the Coroplast culture is alive and well. I am impressed again and again by the enthusiasm of our employees and the passionate way they tackle new tasks.“
Torben Kämmerer (Managing Director Finance, Controlling, IT)

Management Further members of the management team

Thomas Mayer

Head of Business Unit Wire Harnesses

Joined the company as General Manager of the Coroplast plant in China in 2010. Established the main plant for the Cable Assemblies business unit in Kunshan. Went on to become Global Head of Sales and Deputy Head of Business Unit Cable Assemblies in Wuppertal. Maintains an open style of communication and always likes to be quickly and easily accessible to his employees. Is committed to intensive, cross-locational collaboration with the aim of sustainably developing complex products and leveraging automation to manufacture them worldwide.

„As part of a family-managed enterprise, we are fast, energetic and a global player that provides our customers with the proximity and expert solutions they need worldwide.“
Thomas Mayer (Head of Business Unit Wire Harnesses)

Dr. Lei Berners-Wu

Head of Business Unit Wires & Cables

Joined Coroplast as youngest member of the management team in mid-2019. Studied mathematics in Guangzhou, China, gained a PhD in San Diego, USA and worked most recently at the industry giant Bosch. Is convinced that complete transparency promotes faster decision-making and forms the basis for a lean, team-oriented organisation. Believes that Coroplast will also be successful in digital transformation with its combination of outstanding entrepreneurialism, global vision and streamlined, efficient organisation.

„Whether automation, digitisation or artificial intelligence: people are always the most important factor.“
Dr Lei Berners-Wu (Head of Business Unit Wires & Cables)