Hoffman, a Swiss supplier of tobacco packaging, has named two new executives: Thomas Pivko and Jorg Helas. Pivko, who became a member of the executive management for Hoffmann Neopac AG on Jan. 1, will succeed Kurt Luthi as head of sales for tins at Hoffman. Luthi retired at the end of 2014 after serving for many years as director of sales and marketing. Pivko has worked for the company as sales manager since 2011, acquiring new international customers and maintaining key accounts. Before he joined Hoffman, Pivko spent 12 years in the packaging industry, serving in the roles of key account manager, sales manager and product manager.
“I’m excited about the new challenge and approaching it with passion and focus,” said Pivko. “Thanks for your confidence in me and the entire Hoffmann sales team—and I look forward to continuing the great collaboration.”
Helas, who also joined the company in 2011, will succeed Artur Wichowski as Hoffman’s new head of development in Thun, Switzerland, under the leadership of Andreas Geiger. Prior to his work at Hoffman, Helas spent several years working as a project manager in the packaging industry.
“I’m pleased to have already launched a new tin this year, which is unique in terms of form and function,” he said.