MANAGEMENT OF PFLEIDERER
Pfleiderer Group – a strong partner for high-quality wood-based panels, with outstanding decorative surface expertise, customer-focused service and a consistent orientation to sustainability – economical, ecological and social.
Zbigniew Prokopowicz, CEO
Zbigniew Prokopowicz is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University and earned an MBA at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. He also studied at the Warsaw School of Economics. He has managed companies from various industries, such as automotive, paper, packaging and energy. In his career he has held such posts as CEO of Polenergia SA, where he previously served as chairman of the supervisory board. He also served as chairman of the supervisory board of Opoczno SA, and at DGS SA was chairman of the supervisory board and CEO. He was also CEO of Mondi Packaging (Anglo American Plc) in Poland and the UK.
Grzegorz Kulesza, Managing Director
Grzegorz Kulesza is a graduate of the Białystok University of Technology. He also completed MBA studies at the Warsaw University of Technology, postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics, and additional management training at London Southbank University and SGMI Management Institut St. Gallen. He has over 25 years of management experience in the B2B and FMCG sectors in Poland, Austria and the UK. He has developed and implemented strategies for restructuring and improving the business results of the organizations under him (sales optimization and growth, cost reductions, process improvements). He has managed manufacturing at many locations, cooperating with trade unions and building efficient and motivated management teams. At Pfleiderer he serves as Managing Director, responsible for P&L at the Panel East division. He is responsible for such areas as manufacturing, sales, HR, supply chain, and finances.
Rafał Stryjewski, Sales Director
Rafał Stryjewski is a graduate of the Cracow University of Economics. He is an experienced sales director with international qualifications and over 25 years of experience implementing effective sales strategies and motivating, inspiring and building teams for strategic goals. He has worked for such companies as BP, AkzoNobel and Clariant. He has great experience recruiting and developing the competencies of employees in numerous commercial organizations within the business community of retail trade, B2C and B2B.
Dorota Kostrzewa, Supply Chain Director
Dorota Kostrzewa earned an MBA at the Wrocław University of Economics and Business. She is an expert in logistics operations, particularly supply chain optimization, maximization of available production capacity in an optimal cost structure, improvement of business processes, strategy and supply chain management. At Pfleiderer Polska she is responsible for SCM operations (customer service, production planning, logistics and transport) as well as IT. She has great experience in reorganization and cross-border changes in functions, acquired among other places during her work at Volvo Polska and Pfleiderer.
Ewa Rytka, CFO
Ewa Rytka is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and completed the TRIUM Global Executive MBA programme (NYU, HEC, LSE). She has worked as CEO, CFO, interim manager and adviser to such companies as Kolaja & Partners, Opoczno, ISD Dunaferr, Hachette Polska, Azelis, and BMI Group.She specializes in developing and implementing strategies, implementing and managing changes, optimization of employment, post-merger integration, management of finances and liquidity, calculation of production costs, and designing cost calculation systems.
Andrzej Wojcieszak, Director of the Plant in Wieruszów
Andrzej Wojcieszak is a wood technology engineering graduate of the Poznań University of Life Sciences. He also completed studies in industrial and communal electrical engineering at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He has worked at the Pfleiderer plant in Wieruszów continuously for over 22 years. He has been the director of the plant since 2012, responsible for strategic positioning of the plant on the market and meeting annual budget targets, and for the plant’s current operating results. In his work he also supports the development of the plant’s product line.
Marcin Bąk, Director of the Plant in Grajewo
Marcin Bąk is a graduate of AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. He is an operational director who has gained professional experience in investment and optimization of processes at such companies as Kronospan, IKEA, Paged Meble, and Porta KMI. For 20 years he has been closely connected with the wood industry, on the production side and in processing of panels and wood-based materials. He has served as director of the Pfleiderer plant in Grajewo for one and a half years.