Riegsecker previously was chief operating officer of Menasha Packaging. He joined the company in 1992 and will succeed Michael K. Waite, who recently announced his retirement as president of Menasha Packaging Co. With the elevation of Riegsecker to president of Menasha Packaging, Waite moves into the role of executive vice president of Strategy and Business Development where he will continue to support various growth and strategic initiatives until his December 31, 2018 retirement date.
Prior to his position as chief operating officer, Riegsecker held several progressive positions at Menasha Packaging, including general manager, group vice president and senior vice president of sales. He is a graduate of Purdue University and was with International Paper prior to Menasha Packaging.
“We welcome Mike Riegsecker into his new role as president of Menasha Packaging,” said Jim Kotek, president and CEO, Menasha Corp.“Mike has continuously demonstrated Menasha Corp.’s values in action and brings a strong customer-centric orientation to his new role. We look forward to sustaining the high level of service and innovation required by today’s top consumer packaged goods companies.”
Added Riegsecker, “Menasha is a trusted supplier in the industry and our legacy of innovation is strong. I am excited and honored to lead our talented and dedicated employees and continue our tradition of delivering dependable, compelling value to our customers. This is a pivotal time in the retail environment. With industry-leading in-store and online packaging solutions, together with various services-related offerings, Menasha Packaging is well positioned to help our customers succeed, and I couldn’t be more energized by our opportunities.”