John Groth appointed VP Pharma at Optima Machinery

Mike Edwards   

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John Groth has been appointed VP Pharma USA at the Optima Machinery Corp. U.S. subsidiary based in Green Bay, WI. He will be responsible for managing all areas of Optima’s Pharma Business Unit in Canada and the U.S.

“It feels like coming home,” says Groth (above right), who after seven years with another manufacturer. Reflecting the sustained high demand in the sector for machines, systems, and services, Optima says it is pressing ahead with the strategic expansion of its regional organizations.

“We are very pleased to have John Groth, an experienced manager who is very familiar with the specific needs of the pharmaceutical industry and Optima,” says Gerhard Breu (above left), chairman of the Optima Pharma Division.

“It shows that we take our partnership with our customers seriously and that we are doing all we can to continue to expand our market leadership in North America.”

With more than 13 years of experience in aseptic processing, Groth also brings more than 20 years of commercial finance experience. He recently completed his master’s degree in law from Northwestern University Law School and has degrees in Business Administration and Finance. “I understand our history and see the future, which for Optima is indeed very bright.”

Optima supports companies worldwide with flexible and customer-specific filling and packaging machines for pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, paper hygiene and medical devices markets.

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