In order to intensify the Group's focus on its operational activities and to integrate the regions more closely into the task of planning future strategic development, 1 January 2013 saw the existing management team of the printing-ink manufacturer hubergroup, namely, Thomas L. Hensel (CEO and Operations Management Americas) and Ursula Borgmann (R&D, Technology), strengthened by the addition of Ashwani Bhardwaj (Operations Management Asia) and Heiner Klokkers (Operations Management Europe).
Ashwani Bhardwaj studied natural science and graduated in Business Administration, and he joined Micro Inks Ltd., the Indian arm of the hubergroup, back in 1995, where his most recent post was that of Managing Director. He has more than 32 years of experience in industry, 23 of them in printing inks.
After obtaining a degree in Business Studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany, Heiner Klokkers began his career at BASF. In 2004, he joined the hubergroup as Head of Sales for Michael Huber München GmbH. 2010 saw him also take over responsibility for key account management and the company's liquid inks operations across Europe.
"We can count ourselves lucky to have such talented people among our own employees", says Thomas L. Hensel. "Ashwani Bhardwaj is an outstanding manager in our Group, and the prudent and successful leader of our largest production plant. Heiner Klokkers stands out thanks to his deep understanding of the market, his tremendous willingness to assume responsibility and his motivational leadership and management style."