May 11, 2021

New managing director for GASTI

GASTI Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, one of the oldest companies in Packaging Valley, being in
business for over 120 years and now part of the IMA DAIRY & FOOD Group, is under new
management. Berthold Burgmeier took on the role of Managing Director of the business on 1st
April 2021.


Berthold Burgmeier has many years of experience working in the packaging and dairy industry.
After studying mechanical engineering, he worked for several years as a project manager in the
R & D department at Krones AG. From 2007 he has held various management positions.
Most recently Berthold Burgmeier held the position of Head of Central Technology in the service
of the dairy company Gropper, during his time in this role, he was instrumental in enabling
growth through the latest technologies and methods.


Thomas Becker, CEO and partner of the IMA DAIRY & FOOD Group stated “Having Mr. Burgmeier
join the team is a great advantage for GASTI. His many years of experience in this industry
gives him a unique understanding from suppliers’ and customers’ perspectives, which will enable
us to continue to develop the GASTI brand and grow the business.”

From the left: Hermann-Josef Pelgrim/Lord Major Schwäbisch Hall, Berthold Burgmeier/Managing Director GASTI Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, Thomas Becker/CEO & Partner IMA Dairy & Food Holding GmbH during a visit of the Lord Major in April at the premises of GASTI.


GASTI is a pioneer in hygienic filling machines for the dairy and food industries. Although the
Covid.19 pandemic has created challenges for the industry, Mr. Burgmeier is looking ahead with
confidence; bringing fresh ideas and innovation, he will build on GASTI’s long-established
history and continue to drive the delivery of efficient filling and sealing machines to the market.

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