news in brief

SIG appoints new president and general manager Europe

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

José Matthijsse is the new president and general manager Europe at SIG. Pic: SIG
José Matthijsse is the new president and general manager Europe at SIG. Pic: SIG

Related tags: Sig, Sig combibloc, Packaging

SIG has appointed José Matthijsse as president and general manager Europe effective February 1, 2021.

Matthijsse will become a member of the group executive board. She succeeds Martin Herrenbrück who, as previously announced, left the company at the end of 2020.

José Matthijsse, a Dutch citizen, was most recently managing director in Europe for FrieslandCampina, one of the world's largest dairy cooperatives. Previously she worked for Heineken for 18 years. She has an MSc in Food Science Technology from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands.

Samuel Sigrist, CEO of SIG, said, "We are very pleased to welcome José to SIG. Her valuable experience with food and beverage companies will ensure that we continue to meet and anticipate the needs of European customers. Together we look forward to sustaining our track record of growth in Europe."

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

Related news

Show more


Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.

Follow us


View more