Bischof + Klein
New CSO introduced

10.07.2020 Erik Edelmann is the new CSO (chief sales officer) at film and packaging specialist Bischof + Klein. Until the end of last year, the 43-year-old engineering graduate headed Henkel's Southeast Asia sales for adhesives in the packaging and consumer goods industry.

Erik Edelmann is the new CSO at B+K.
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Erik Edelmann is the new CSO at B+K.

From Bangkok, he is now moving to Lengerich in Westphalia, Germany, to one of Europe's leading full-service providers of flexible packaging and technical films made of plastic and plastic composites. The opening up of new strategic markets is on his agenda as well as the accelerated development of sustainable product protection.

New possibilities through innovation

"I am excited about the task in this successful family business of opening up completely new possibilities for plastic packaging and films through our innovations. Sustainability is and remains the future of the packaging industry," says Edelmann. The new CSO completes the management board with CFO Karsten Pax, COO Manfred Albrecht and CEO Dr Tobias Lührig. He will now once again focus more strongly on strategy and digitalisation.


The company, which is headquartered in Lengerich, employs around 2700 people at a total of five locations in Germany, France, Great Britain and Poland. The product portfolio ranges from industrial sacks and high-purity bag systems to barrier films for consumer goods, surface protection and backsheets for photovoltaic modules. Annual sales in 2019 amounted to approximately €540M.