With effect from January 2014, Peter Schmidt (Fig.) took over as Head of the Palletizing and Packaging Technology Division in the BEUMER Group, Beckum. In this function the 48-year-old manager is steering and coordinating the global centre of expertise in this Division. He is responsible for the worldwide sales of the extensive product portfolio and the strategic development of international markets. Peter Schmidt is not new to the Group, in 2010 he joined BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG as sales manager for Southern Germany.