Wenger announces new president

Scott Krebs announces as new Wenger president.

Scott Krebs has been appointed president of Wenger as of June 1, 2023, reporting to Arni Sigurdsson, chief business officer and deputy CEO.

In this position, Krebs will drive strategic objectives and lead the Wenger team in the US, Denmark, Brazil and all other countries. In close collaboration with the Marel leadership team, he will drive cross-selling of Marel solutions to customers in the plant, pet, and feed business segment.

“I am very excited to welcome Scott to the role of President of Wenger. Scott has more than 30 years of experience in the field of extrusion technology and is well-known and respected for his many great achievements within Wenger, especially leading the successful build-up and growth of Extru-Tech, a company that is part of Wenger. With Scott on board, we ensure a continuation of the successful Wenger strategy and that we continue to strengthen our position and customer relationships in the Plant, Pet, and Feed business segment," says Arni Sigurdsson, chief business officer and deputy CEO.

Krebs joined Wenger in June 1991 and has since had a long and admirable career within Wenger, from an entry position as project engineer to the most recent executive role of president, Extru-Tech, a subsidiary of Wenger, focused on extrusion systems to produce human food, pet food, aquatic feed and animal feed products. Krebs has demonstrated excellent customer focus, operational and people leadership, and P&L management and has been instrumental in building and improving the competitive position of Extru-Tech, resulting in more than 50% of profitable top-line revenue coming from aftermarket services.

Krebs holds a bachelor’s degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University, and he lives in Sabetha, Kansas, US, with his family.

On this occasion, Marel would also like to extend a special and personal thank you to Jesper Hjortshøj for his dedication and valuable contribution in leading Wenger as interim president since the acquisition in July 2022. Hjortshøj will continue to support Krebs and the Wenger team during the transition and return his full focus to his leadership role as VP of Business Development at Marel.

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