Pantec – CEO of print decoration business Peter Frei passed away
SWITZERLAND • The Pantec group is sad to announce that Peter Frei, CEO of the Pantec print decoration business, has passed away unexpectedly due to an accident on the 29th of April, 2018.
Peter was born on the 30th of June, 1963 in Zürich, Switzerland. In 1988 he graduated from ETH Zürich as a mechanical engineer and started working as a development engineer and project manager. In 1996, he began his career in the printing industry as a director of new business development & system sales before joining PANTEC in 2008. During the next 10 years, he transformed the newly formed print decoration business unit into a leading player in the field of hot foil embossing machines with 3 product lines for narrow and wide web.
“Peter was not only a great business developer with technical aptitude and tenacity, but also a passionate leader, building up a very strong team around him with extensive application and engineering know-how. Through this, he was able to achieve an outstanding market position in such a short time”, says Reinhard Braun, Pantec owner and chief executive officer. “I will always remember Peter as a great entrepreneur with an inspiring personality and a huge passion for the printing industry.”
The company will soon commence the process of appointing a successor for Peter Frei. Meanwhile, Reinhard Braun, CEO of Pantec Group, will direct the business.