D&W Fine Pack has appointed Gary Rehwinkel CEO, replacing Keith Maib, who served as the company’s interim CEO for the past year.
Rehwinkel has served in top positions at several food packaging companies in the U.S. and Europe. He brings to D&W operational, product and strategic experience in the food packaging industry.
“We are very pleased to have attracted a proven industry executive of Gary’s stature to lead D&W,” said Wayne Kocourek, chairman of D&W and Mid Oaks Investments, D&W’s majority shareholder. “We’d like to thank Keith for his leadership during this transformational period in D&W’s history, his assistance in recruiting Gary and the orderly transition of his responsibilities to Gary.”
Rehwinkel brings with him 30 years of executive and management experience in the food packaging industry. His early experience was with companies like Mobil Oil, Tenneco and Pactiv, where he held senior positions in operations, engineering, business development and product innovation.
More recently, Rehwinkel led the strategic and operational transformation for companies in the private equity arena, providing a wide range of packaging formats, including rigid, flexible, labels and folding cartons. Rehwinkel joins D&W after leading Coveris U.K. Food & Consumer Packaging Division.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana Tech University.
“I want to thank D&W employees and leadership for their support over this past year,” Maib said. “Under Gary’s leadership, I believe D&W will make great strides forward. I look forward to Gary and D&W’s continued success.”
D&W Fine Pack specializes in food packaging and foodservice disposables, providing a broad range of single-use containers, tableware, cutlery, straws and meal kits.