As managing director of the Modellfabrik Papier since June 2021, Peter Bekaert is establishing a new research and development centre in Düren, Germany. The target is a new way of papermaking with substantially less energy use.
Previously, he was Managing Director of a label printing company (PRiMATAG, 100% subsidiary of May+Spies GmbH) and Operations Manager at May+Spies for five years. From 2008 to 2016, he worked in various management positions in the product area of release liner (siliconised papers) in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria for Mondi. In his first two professional years, he worked for Katoen Natie as Operational Manager in Belgium and France. He studied commercial engineering in Belgium, specialising in production and logistics.