OOSTBURG — Viking Masek Packaging Technologies, a leading manufacturer of innovative automated packaging systems, recently announced a new president.
The Oostburg-based company named Robb Leonhard as its new president. He succeeds Rick Leonhard, his brother and Viking Masek’s co-founder, who passed away in July 2021.
“Viking remains strong and vibrant with extremely talented individuals that share the same drive and passion Rick had,” said Ty Weinhold, Chief Operating Officer of Viking Masek. “We’ve worked extremely hard over the last few years to reshape and streamline our organization.”
Leonhard brings nearly 20 years of experience in the packaging industry to this role. As a former educator, he also brings a passion for teaching and empowering others to reach their potential.
“As President, Robb will bring industry knowledge and will serve as a role model to many while maintaining an aggressive approach to growing the business,” added Scott Miller, Viking Masek’s Vice President of Business Development. “He is humbled by the opportunity to continue his brother’s legacy and will bring a new perspective to many of the issues we face every day.”
As a co-founder of Viking Masek, Robb, together with his late brother Rick, worked tirelessly to build the business from just a handful of employees to the leading packaging automation firm it is today. Before assuming this role, Robb had been Executive Vice-President at Viking Masek, where he mentored the sales team and executed both short and long-term growth strategies.