Leadership

Stephan B. Tanda

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephan joined Aptar in February 2017 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Aptar, Stephan served as an Executive Managing Board Director at Royal DSM NV and oversaw the global Nutrition business as well as its Pharma joint ventures and business interests in the Americas. Stephan’s career spans over 25 years and includes living in seven countries while working in leadership roles for DuPont, Freudenberg Nonwovens Group and DSM. Over his career, Stephan has focused on developing local and global talent, building organizations and businesses while successfully delivering increased sales and profits, both via organic growth and via acquisitions.

Bob Kuhn

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bob has been AptarGroup’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2008 and is a major contributor to the overall strategy and operations of Aptar worldwide. Aptar became a public company in 1993, and Bob has been instrumental in bringing state-of-the-art systems, innovations and processes to Aptar’s finance department. Bob has been with the company for over 25 years, including a seven year international assignment in Europe. Prior to his current role, he served in financial leadership positions including Vice President of Financial Reporting and business segment Controller.

Eldon Schaffer

President, Aptar Beauty + Home

Eldon Schaffer was named President, Aptar Beauty + Home in January 2016. Eldon’s career spans over 25 years with Aptar and prior to his current role, Eldon was president of Aptar Food + Beverage and formerly President of North America Aptar Beauty + Home. Eldon has also held international assignments in Europe, including the UK, Germany and France. Eldon’s leadership positions with Aptar also include: President, North America for Seaquist Closures, Vice President, Food + Beverage Markets Worldwide, and Director of Sales & Marketing Europe.

Gael Touya

President, Aptar Pharma

Gael Touya was named President of Aptar Pharma in September 2018. Prior to this role, Gael was the President of our Food + Beverage segment and previously oversaw our Food + Beverage operations in Europe. Gael has over 20 years of experience with Aptar and has worked in both the Beauty + Home and Food + Beverage segments, in various sales, business development or general manager roles, and has worked in both Europe and Asia. 

Marc Prieur

President, Aptar Food + Beverage

Marc Prieur was named President of Aptar Food + Beverage in September 2018. Marc has made substantial contributions to Aptar over his 20 year career, having lived and worked in Europe, the United States and China. His balanced experience includes leadership roles in Sales & Operations for Consumer Health Care in Europe and Aptar’s Pharma business in Asia. Most recently, Marc served as Vice President of Operational Excellence for Aptar, building up our strong Operational Excellence pillar and greatly contributing to our current business transformation.

Xiangwei Gong

President, Aptar Asia

Xiangwei Gong was named President, Aptar Asia in October 2018. Xiangwei is a successful, entrepreneurial leader of B2B and B2C businesses with a career that spans over 20 years. She has a strong track record in the Beauty, Personal Care, Nutrition and Pharma industries and has lived and worked in several countries while holding increasingly senior roles for Roche Vitamins and Royal DSM. Most recently Xiangwei was the President of DSM Hydrocolloids, a China-based, global business, which she scaled through multiple acquisitions and strong organic growth.