ACG appoints two senior Design Heads

Both join the company’s R&D facility in Germany

ACG has appointed two senior executives in Europe. Daniel Illmer joins as Design Head for encapsulation, and Afsaneh Nakhavoli, as Design Head for tableting.

Illmer will oversee product development, maintenance, improvements, redesign, and will report to Werner Bongers, CEO, SciTech, ACG. He joins the team from Robert Bosch Packaging Technology, where he was responsible for mechanical design, development, and engineering among other areas.

Nakhavoli’s role will include leading innovation and product development, with the same reporting lines. In the last seven years as a project engineer at Fette Engineering, Afsaneh led the development and construction of automatic capsule-filling machines.

Bongers said: "I am delighted to welcome Daniel and Afsaneh to the ACG team. Design heads are pivotal to our business and their wealth of industry experience will help drive innovation and underpin the continued global growth of ACG. Their appointments follow the exciting news celebrating our recent prestigious iF Design Award win. We continue to develop and evolve as a business – working closely with our partners to drive technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Our people are integral to helping advance our mission: to make the world a healthier place.”

Daniel Illmer, Design Head, encapsulation, ACG

Daniel Illmer, Design Head, encapsulation, ACG

Nakhavoli said: “ACG stands for innovation, invention, and inclusiveness. They are one of the leaders in technology in the pharma industry. What made the move irresistible though, is the opportunity to develop high-class products with a diverse team of global experts.”

Illmer added: “This is such an exciting time to join ACG, as the company advances both in Europe and globally. I am very much looking forward to further developing the ACG brand, and its new generation of pharma equipment.”

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